Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

obsess

obsess
Meaning(s)
1) continuously concern yourself with something/someone
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    • obsess over something/someone
  • Analysis
     To 'obsess' means to constantly be concerned with something or to think about it continuously, sometimes in a way that causes concern or has repercussions. You can obsess over a topic and want to know everything about it. If you obsess over a person it could lead to worrying behaviour, this is similar to 'infatuation'. Some people can obsess over details, wishing to make everything perfect, others obsess over cleanliness or germs for example. 
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. Sarah has an unhealthy tendency to obsess over her health. That's why she goes to see the doctor so often.
    2. He is obsessed with going to the gym. He's there nearly every day and never misses a workout.
    3. I told Jack to stop obsessing over his ex-wife. It was time he forgot about her and moved on with his life.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. I don't think it's wise to obsess over the details until the client sees the first draft. It could be a waste of time.
    2. My team leader is too obsessed with short term goals. He can't seem to see the benefit of putting in the work for a long term gain.
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