see about (doing something)

People use this phrase to talk about doing something that they haven't thought much about. The activity is usually something small and not that difficult.

For example:

Kathy, could you see about getting me some kind of filing cabinet for my office?

I'll see about getting us some dinner.

When you use this phrase, you sound uncertain whether you'll be able to succeed at the action that you're talking about.

This phrase appears in these lessons: