One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be concerned or connected with.‘the problems are usually to do with family tension’
relate to, apply to, be relevant to, have relevance to, concern, refer to, have reference to, belong to, pertain to, be pertinent to, bear on, have a bearing on, appertain to, affect, involve, cover, touchView synonyms
- ‘It is a very spiritual activity as it is to do with seasonal change and the passage of time.’
- ‘I had a hard time earning the respect of supporters, who thought his transfer was to do with me.’
- ‘I could tell that part of the silence was to do with how much weight I had lost.’
- ‘But this is not a financial matter, it is to do with health.’
- ‘The only thing that made me really unhappy in the period afterwards, where I actually got emotional, was to do with the kids.’
- ‘‘This age group is the most likely to be involved in a crash and we believe this is to do with inexperience,’ Mr Farrell said.’
- ‘Much of this, he suspects, is to do with the Internet.’
- ‘‘I think a lot of it is to do with the confusion caused by having a General Election on the same day,’ he said.’
- ‘I have seen hair thinning in women who have dieted a lot and I think this is to do with poor vitamin and mineral intake.’
- ‘Half the complaints received were to do with community care, 44 per cent children and families and the remaining of six per cent within other areas of the department.’
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