put oneself out

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put (oneself) out

To put in a great deal of effort; to inconvenience oneself or go through a lot of trouble. I don't know why I always put myself out to impress your parents—they never appreciate what I do anyway. Your brother and sister really put themselves out to make your party special, so it would be nice if you showed a little appreciation.
See also: out, put

put oneself out

to inconvenience oneself. I just don't know why I put myself out for you! No, I did not put myself out at all. It was no trouble, in fact.
See also: out, put

put oneself out

Make a considerable effort, go to a lot of trouble, as in Laura put herself out trying to make everyone feel at home. [Mid-1800s] Also see put one out.
See also: out, put