go to the trouble of (doing something)

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go to the trouble of (doing something)

To make an extra or deliberate 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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Subway not only sells "7 Subs with 6 Grams of Fat or Less." It also goes to the trouble of advertising them, single-handedly pumping up the market for healthier fast food.
I tried to persuade her-I think if a customer goes to the trouble of nominating you, you should go to the trouble of entering-and I hope this proves that whoever you are, whether it be from a big firm or a small one, you've got a chance.