go to the bother of (doing something)

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go to the bother of (doing something)

To make an extra or deliberate 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!
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It goes to the bother of superimposing white lines across the course as an aid when the field splits into two groups, and what does it do?
Somebody goes to the bother of landscaping and enhancing an already beautiful spot with trees, grass, bunkers and lakes.