go to the trouble

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go to the trouble

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! I knew I should do the dishes before going to bed, but I was too tired to go to the trouble.
See also: go, 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: go, 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: go, 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".
It must be convinced because it's gone to the trouble of creating the new A3 saloon, above.
Not only had the cheeky ex-Villa poacher-turnedpundit commandeered our seats, but Collymore and Co had even gone to the trouble of 'reserving' the desks marginally nearer to the halfway line by using masking tape bearing their names!
But for someone to have gone to the trouble to write a letter and put a first-class stamp on it ...
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.
Delighted to receive a vote of confidence in his presidency, Perez said: ``Thanks to all those who have voted, especially the people who have gone to the trouble of going through postal voting.
If you've gone to the trouble of constructing a strong guarantee, feature it prominently in the letter and the order device.
This is someone who has gone to the trouble of finding out where she lives, which has increased her worries considerably."
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."
I couldn't believe someone had gone to the trouble of calling the police."
The nurses had even gone to the trouble of wrapping her in tin foil.
before the race, which highlighted the owner's irritation when, having gone to the trouble to get the meaning he wanted, he often heard the name pronounced Millinery.
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.
I noticed when I received the samples that you had gone to the trouble of mass-producing them.