bother about

bother about (something)

To expend one's energy considering or addressing some issue. Often used in the negative to convey the opposite. Oh, don't bother about that commotion—things are always falling off the shelves in our basement.
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bother about something

to care about something; to take the trouble to deal with something. Please don't bother about this mess. I'll clean it up. Don't bother about it.
See also: bother
References in classic literature ?
"Why bother about winter?" said the Grasshopper; we have got plenty of food at present." But the Ant went on its way and continued its toil.
His books now were insignificant; he could not bother about them when there was something infinitely more important to occupy him.
Aynesworth, you needn't bother about these letters yourself, need you?