not worth the trouble

not worth the trouble

To not be important, useful, or beneficial enough to justify the effort or difficulty required (to do something). With how much it will cost to get this car to run again, fixing it is not worth the trouble. A: "Why don't you apply to some community service projects during the summer vacation?" B: "Eh, it's not worth the trouble."
See also: not, trouble, worth

not worth the trouble

not important enough to require a comment or any effort. Don't bother with it. It isn't worth the trouble. There is no point in trying to get the spot out of the carpet. It isn't worth the trouble.
See also: not, trouble, worth
References in classic literature ?
But the third said contemptuously, 'It is not worth the trouble! Let him live; he cannot remain here, and if he goes higher up the mountain the clouds will take him and carry him off.'
'It's not worth the trouble,' said the third; 'let him live, he'll go climbing higher up the mountain, and some cloud will come rolling and carry him away.' And they passed on.
Being childless, she could not remain beautiful by proxy, in the person of a daughter; she therefore refused to grow old and ugly, on any consideration; she struggled with Time, and held fast her roses in spite of him, till the venerable thief appeared to have relinquished the spoil, as not worth the trouble of acquiring it.
'Papa would tell you, Miss,' I answered, hastily, 'that they are not worth the trouble of visiting.
The great muscles which rolled beneath his glossy black hide evidently assured him that here was easy prey, not worth the trouble of drawing the dagger from his harness.
"Oh, no, never mind that," said the Italian; "it is not worth the trouble."
'but not worth the trouble of being agreeable to again.
"It is not worth the trouble of keeping," said Miss Garth.
The best fun was with Madame Joubert: Miss Wilson was a poor sickly thing, lachrymose and low-spirited, not worth the trouble of vanquishing, in short; and Mrs.
Clearly the way out of Cyprus' present predicament is a resumption of negotiations coupled with a realisation that hydrocarbons may not worth the trouble, and a solution of the Cyprus problem.
I don't know whether it's a nice road for you to dare walk because the risks are not worth the trouble. I've been down the same road and I should know I'm a little older and, perhaps, a little wiser than you.
Colleagues believe RW is not worth the trouble. The big shots agree, and they want to kick RW out of the firm.
He is rich, superficial, spoilt and as Gaia and the reader soon see so not worth the trouble. Plus, his family seems to have a complicated history with the sea; a troubling mystery that his mother is certain Gaia is associated with.
These foundations all prevailed in lawsuits, but at great cost both in terms of legal defence fees, as well as the harder-to-calculate reputational harm from being embroiled in a lawsuit alleging misconduct--that drove them to decide it was not worth the trouble. An authenticator will have a disproportionate amount to lose in a dispute where one side is often expecting a seven-figure upside.
Among the Review staff there was anxiety and uncertainty, including a fear that the University administration might decide that this odd "little magazine" was not worth the trouble and expense to keep it going.