take trouble over/with something

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take trouble over (something)

To invest a lot of time, attention, or effort into something. Often modified with "a lot of," "so much," "too much," etc., before "trouble." She takes a lot of trouble over her appearance, so she was very upset when the stylist used the wrong color in her hair. Please don't take too much trouble over this assignment; I want it to be a bit of casual writing for each of you.
See also: over, take, trouble

take trouble over/with something

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take trouble doing/to do something

(also go to the trouble/a lot of trouble to do something) use a lot of time, care and effort in doing something: She takes a lot of trouble with her writing, which is why it’s so good.I don’t want you to go to too much trouble.
See also: over, something, take, trouble