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take (great) pains (to do something)

To expend a lot of time and energy doing something. You're parents went through great pains to ensure that you would have enough money for college.
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take (great) pains (to do something)

Fig. to make a great effort to do something. Tom took pains to decorate the room exactly right. We took great pains to get there on time.
See also: pain, take