go to the trouble

(redirected from goes to the trouble)

go to the trouble

To make the effort to do something. Oh, you didn't have to go to the trouble of preparing the guest bedroom for me—I could have just slept on the couch!
See also: trouble

go to the trouble (of doing something)

 and go to the trouble (to do something); go to the bother (of doing something); go to the bother (to do something)
to endure the effort or bother of doing something. I really don't want to go to the trouble to cook. Should I go to the bother of cooking something for her to eat? Don't go to the trouble. She can eat a sandwich.
See also: trouble

go to the trouble

Also, take the trouble; go to the bother or the expense . Make the effort or spend the money for something. For example, He went to the trouble of calling every single participant, or She took the trouble to iron all the clothes, or Don't go to the bother of writing them, or They went to the expense of hiring a limousine. [Second half of 1800s] Also see put oneself out.
See also: trouble
References in periodicals archive ?
Maybe it can't be called a ''title,'' since nobody in a position of authority goes to the trouble of adding up riders' wins at Santa Anita, Hollywood Park, Del Mar and Fairplex Park.
No other simulation goes to the trouble to accurately and humorously portray the everyday aspect of life as Theme Hospital does.
Tonight's premiere features a criminal who goes to the trouble of elaborately re-creating the details of the Hillside Strangler's murders, celebrating the 25th anniversary of those crimes by spraying victims with silver spray paint.
And any outdoor guidebook that goes to the trouble of listing Newcomb's Ranch restaurant on Angeles Crest Highway deserves some praise.