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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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!
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.
The nurses had even gone to the trouble of wrapping her in tin foil.
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."
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.
Besides, Mandy has gone to the trouble of buying a new tent, oops, sorry, dress, for the occasion so she must mean business.