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English definition of “be/have something to do with sth”

be/have something to do with sth

informal
C1 to be related to something or a cause of something but not in a way that you know about or understand exactly : I'm not sure what he does exactly - it's something to do with finance . It might have something to do with the way it's made.Linking and relatingRegarding and concerningRegarding and concerningLinking and relating Grammar:Someone, somebody, something, somewhereSomeone, somebody, something, somewhere are indefinite pronouns. They function in a similar way to some. We use them in affirmative clauses and in questions expecting a particular answer. We can use them to refer to both general and specific people or things. We use them with a singular verb:
(Definition of be/have something to do with sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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