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.
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References in classic literature ?
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?
Any friend of Claire's--and it was bully of you to bother about looking in to tell of Eustace.