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 would like to thank Coun Abdul Salam Khan for going to the trouble of replying.
AND The One Show going to the trouble of putting a blindfold and earmuffs on arachnophobe Claudia Winkleman so she could avoid a piece about spiders.
It suits couples who are eating at home, rather than going to the trouble of eating out.
Vauxhall says that, despite going to the trouble of developing a sophisticated steel roof that rises from the boot in just 20 seconds, some people actually prefer the look of canvas.
Some of them even going to the trouble of furnishing their own fancy dress for the occasion.
And the sunburn you took for going to the trouble of it
There is no doubt that residents have been suffering, but the company is now going to the trouble of importing a neutraliser from Canada to try and mask the smell.
But actually going to the trouble of issuing a joint statement took self-importance a touch too far.
Going to the trouble of molting doesn't really get rid of a bird's lice after all.