What does "What's this regarding" mean?
"Regarding" means "in relation to/relating to" or "concerning." "Regarding," "relating," and "concerning" are more formal synonyms for "about," so "what's this regarding" can be understood as a more formal way of saying "what's this about?" You will note that Mr. Grizzle tells the security officer that he is there to visit Mr. Walley. "What's this regarding" can be understood as "what's this visit regarding/what's this visit about?" This expression is used a lot when someone wants clarification about something, such as the visit to the park by the Grizzle family in this video. Ex: A: Hello Doctor. I have an appointment for noon. B: What's this regarding? Ex: What's this book regarding?
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