go to the trouble of (doing something)

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go to the trouble of (doing something)

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: go, of, trouble
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"I can't go to the trouble of dressing again; I don't feel like it."
This classy French police thriller will have you scratching your head at the odd opening crime: who would go to the trouble of digging up freshly buried coffins and placing the corpses inside a show home of all places?
Some people even go to the trouble of spooning a little sugar into the watering can as a further enticement.
But seriously how can you go to the trouble of building a stadium at a cost of pounds 798m and then produce a playing surface that is not fit for purpose.
However, I heard during the week that if I go to the trouble of making the path outside my house safe for me, my household and members of the public, I could get sued!
IF the BBC is going to go to the trouble of taking Question Time (BBC1, Thursday) out on the road, why don't they make the most of such a positive policy?
I have a couple of questions I would like answered: why did someone go to the trouble of putting fliers through our doors?
If you forget--or just don't go to the trouble of raising the gun--the cradle mount bearings will go dry.
Civil servants also know they're freer to talk during an administration's dying days, since the will for the administration to go to the trouble of firing a civil servant also diminishes.
ITEM: CNN's Lou Dobbs, during his television show Lou Dobbs Tonight on November 8, scolded opponents of a minimum-wage increase by pointing to initiatives that passed in several states: "When the voters go to the trouble of an initiative ...
He said most terrorists would probably not go to the trouble of trying to enter the country as refugees.
Some farmers, however, still found it easier to buy a container of chemical pesticide, than to go to the trouble of ecological methods.
Jesus seeks us out before we ever go to the trouble of looking for him.
If you're going to go to the trouble of posting the Tuscon weather on more than one page, then at least be consistent.
A police insider said: "It does seem like a very odd thing for someone to go to the trouble of stealing.