trouble for

trouble (one) for (something)

To burden or inconvenience one to give or provide something. Excuse me, could I trouble you for some spare change? I'm a bit short for my bus fare. Don't be afraid to trouble your team for progress reports—you've got to stay on top of production, after all!
See also: for, trouble
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trouble someone for something

to ask someone to pass something or give something. (Usually a question.) Could I trouble you for the salt? Could I trouble you for some advice?
See also: for, trouble
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
It's right for me to do what I can to save you from getting into trouble for want o' your knowing where you're being led to.
Reduce the hostile chiefs by inflicting damage on them; and make trouble for them, and keep them constantly engaged; hold out specious allurements, and make them rush to any given point.
If the people of Nigeria want to cause trouble, they will cause trouble for themselves but the nation Nigeria will stand.
Henderson-Niles hopes to stay away from foul trouble for the remainder of the series and have a better chance at fulfilling his promise.
No nation is immuned from financial trouble for its enterprises.
Thus any error of prediction above 50 per cent implies that the relative ratio is not effective in predicting financial trouble for the period; as such, the result may be due to chance.
Fans are also being urged to drink responsibly on the day, and police say they will not tolerate drunk supporters causing trouble for the majority of wellbehaved fans.
RAWALPINDI, December 30, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Poor cleanliness system of Range road and surrounding areas is causing trouble for the residents.
Trouble in the overall subprime market spells trouble for African American and Latino families across the country.