go to the trouble

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go to the trouble

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: trouble

go to the trouble (of doing something)

 and go to the trouble (to do something); go to the bother (of doing something); go to the bother (to do something)
to endure the effort or bother of doing something. I really don't want to go to the trouble to cook. Should I go to the bother of cooking something for her to eat? Don't go to the trouble. She can eat a sandwich.
See also: trouble

go to the trouble

Also, take the trouble; go to the bother or the expense . Make the effort or spend the money for something. For example, He went to the trouble of calling every single participant, or She took the trouble to iron all the clothes, or Don't go to the bother of writing them, or They went to the expense of hiring a limousine. [Second half of 1800s] Also see put oneself out.
See also: trouble
References in classic literature ?
I don't trust blindly the accuracy of special correspondents--but why should this one have gone to the trouble of concocting a circumstantial falsehood on a matter of no importance to the world?
The Met Office needn't have gone to the trouble of having citizens tweet favourite names, I have an infallible system -"looking out of the window, and acting accordingly".
I certainly find it hard to believe that Sir Francis would have gone to the trouble of naming his aeroplane in a different way to the manufacturer--and then naming his yacht after it but slightly altering the spelling to avoid confusion.
If you've gone to the trouble of constructing a strong guarantee, feature it prominently in the letter and the order device.
These actors have already assembled enough irksomely prepackaged mannerisms for a self-satisfied cast entering the seventh year of their series: They're already hermetically sealed in their affectations without ever having gone to the trouble of connecting with an audience.
Warwickshire Police spokeswoman Lisa Tolfts said: "Clearly this is nuisance damage and quite upsetting for the people involved, who have obviously gone to the trouble of making the outside of the nursery attractive.
Yesterday, Charlie Clydesdale, of Falkirk, whose daughter Victoria was one of Hamilton's 17 victims in March 1996, said: "If this man has gone to the trouble of investigating what happened, MPs should have included his findings in the report.
Besides, Mandy has gone to the trouble of buying a new tent, oops, sorry, dress, for the occasion so she must mean business.
We learned from our Cloak customers that storing passwords is helpful, but they wanted an easy way to use all the information they had gone to the trouble of capturing," says Keith Ellenberg, chief operating officer for Chapura.
The nurses had even gone to the trouble of wrapping her in tin foil.
I am proud that we are the only ones who have gone to the trouble, expense and bother to keep reminding the world of the evil that people do; the Armenians, Ukrainians, Africans, Asians don't speak of their genocides.