Definition of do with in English:

do with

phrasal verb

  • 1with modal Would find useful or would like to have or do.

    ‘I could do with a cup of coffee’
    • ‘Kingsley was a tall, dark, wiry man with messy grey hair that looked as if it could do with a wash.’
    • ‘I could have really done with a team of flying reindeer and a sleigh tonight, to shift me from London to Glasgow.’
    • ‘Though I could possibly have done with it being in Mayfair, I may have been all of about two minutes less late.’
    • ‘Much of our architecture could do with a splash of luxury.’
    • ‘I could do with a break before the exams begin in late May.’
    1. 1.1can't/won't be doing withBritish Be unwilling to tolerate or be bothered with.
      ‘she couldn't be doing with meals for one’
      • ‘And I couldn't be doing with all that hierarchy, ‘Yes, Chef’, ‘No, Chef’.’
      • ‘I just think that's so desperately boring and I can't be doing with that.’
      • ‘I can't be doing with all that pomp and ceremony.’
      • ‘I can't be doing with all these patches and strips of neatly cut grass.’
      • ‘I can't be doing with all that faffing about in the kitchen.’
      • ‘I can't be doing with all the big parties and all that rubbish.’
      • ‘And I can't be doing with trying to achieve the wow factor on a budget.’
      • ‘I can't be doing with thinking about Christmas yet.’
      • ‘No, I can't be doing with these sudden blasts of heat.’
      • ‘He often records versions of traditional tunes on his records, but can't be doing with the stuffiness some folksters exude.’