go to the bother

go to the bother

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

go to the bother

(of doing something) Go to go to the trouble (of doing something).
See also: bother, go
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Why go to the bother of getting an MMR vaccine if your child is unlikely to be struck down in the first place?
Also, what looks good on the internet or in catalogues isn't always up to one's expectations, and may not fit as well as expected, so one has to go to the bother of returning the goods.
She told the TUC Congress in Brighton: "No regular hours means scrambling to pay bills and rent and the boss doesn't even need to go to the bother of sacking you.
You don't even need to go to the bother of applying a body moisturiser afterwards, which is perfect for ladies with bumps, like me, who haven't seen their toes for months!!
So the big question after episode one of Stonemouth - actually, after five minutes - is why go to the bother of casting actors who have to crash a Scottish accent when there are plenty around with their very own?
Why go to the bother of picking it up and then dropping it again?" Sian Spedding
It allowed the Danes to have control of Middle England without having to go to the bother of conquering it.
As of 6:30 Monday evening, the video had 26 views, at least 13 of which were me, watching it over and over again in a vain attempt to figure out why anyone would go to the bother of producing it and posting it on YouTube.
One EU diplomat could not rule out that this was happening but questioned why the rebels would go to the bother of coming to Cyprus for vehicles when they could make their purchases instead in neighbouring countries.
TERRY BRADLEY, BY EMAIL: If you're going to go to the bother of putting a TV on the wall, you may as well go the whole hog and have cables chased into the plaster.
"Criminals don't generally want to go to the bother of repainting a vehicle," said Prof Edwards, who works at the university's Centre for Business, Innovation and Enterprise.
"Hard to believe," he said, "that Motherwell and Hibs both had to go to the bother of scoring six goals to amass the same number of points as this p***!"
"We know we are struggling but I find it insulting to the club that people go to the bother of taking pictures of empty stands.
For some years, my television boss Andrew Franklin has been banging on that he can think of no other occasion, sporting or otherwise, when so many men under 30 go to the bother of wearing a suit.
WHY did modern artist Spencer Tunick go to the bother of persuading 3,000 people to turn up in Newcastle-upon-Tyne on Sunday morning and take their clothes off for his latest nude installation?