An affair, we deal with, handle, investigate, administer, arrange, attend to, conduct, manage, run, settle, wind up, interfere in, meddle in.
But today a friend of mine said ‘I’ll address this affair soon’; is it idiomatic English to ADDRESS an affair?
It depends on the affair. It’s not idiomatic, but it is possible.
address = deal with/examine/look at
Nothing idiomatic, if you ask me: “address to try to deal with a problem or question, for example by thinking carefully about it, or by doing things to improve a situation”. “Governments have been slow to address the problem of global warming. A number of issues are being addressed.”
I’ll try to recall what the affair was about~