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 ?
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.
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.
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.
He added: "Mr Nash entered the premises and only recovered PS9 he realises it's not worth the trouble.
Although it would be easy to respond to this letter with real facts and evidence, it is not worth the trouble, as it should never have got to press in the first place.
The same Lee Charnley who has stated that cup competitions are used as an opportunity to give fringe players and youngsters game-time, and who argues that cups are not worth the trouble and get in the way of Premier League survival?
It is not worth the trouble and this is the reason we don't bring Tanzanian housemaids anymore," said Salah Al Hajri, director of AlShizawi Recruitment Company, to Times of Oman.
He considered getting a patent, but the general consensus, he said, is it's not worth the trouble unless it starts to take off.
With messages limited to 144 characters and very strict rules, it may seem as if they're not worth the trouble, but they certainly can benefit marketers.
Subban simply skates away from him like he's not worth the trouble -- and he can't score after bagging 25 goals in the regular season.
It's not worth the trouble to train your staff in how to ease up on sanctions if the changes won't be around for long," one analyst said.
To uphold that document for four long years and keep Adam from his mother, who clearly did not want to release custody of him, is a telling indication of just how Sharia courts in the Middle East view foreign mother's rights as being nonexistent and not worth the trouble to implement them.