trouble (oneself) (to do something)

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trouble (oneself) (to do something)

To burden or inconvenience oneself with the undertaking of some task. Often used in negative constructions. Don't trouble yourself, Jeremy, I can cut the lawn myself another time. He couldn't trouble himself to make a backup of the computer, and now he's lost all of his work.
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trouble oneself (to do something)

to bother oneself to do something. He didn't even trouble himself to turn off the light when he left. No, thank you. I don't need any help. Please don't trouble yourself.
See also: trouble
References in classic literature ?
Poor girl, she did not know how fast she was near- ing trouble herself. The master, Mr.
Margaret judged it better to settle the little trouble herself. Parties were evidently ruffled.
I remember one afternoon in spring, when, owing to the rain, they could not go out; but, by some amazing good fortune, they had all finished their lessons, and yet abstained from running down to tease their parents--a trick that annoyed me greatly, but which, on rainy days, I seldom could prevent their doing; because, below, they found novelty and amusement--especially when visitors were in the house; and their mother, though she bid me keep them in the schoolroom, would never chide them for leaving it, or trouble herself to send them back.
"I always had a suspicion that gentleman had a passion for my daughter," said Ricote; "but as I felt sure of my Ricota's virtue it gave me no uneasiness to know that he loved her; for thou must have heard it said, Sancho, that the Morisco women seldom or never engage in amours with the old Christians; and my daughter, who I fancy thought more of being a Christian than of lovemaking, would not trouble herself about the attentions of this heir."
Perhaps I had better say no more, Gertrude, by turning away to put up her cue, signified that that was a point for him to consider; she not intending to trouble herself about it.
Bygrave's attempt to pass off his spurious pictures as originals was in progress, but she did not trouble herself to utter a single word of remark when it had come to an end.
"Nobility; that is, enough to enable her to approach the king without awkwardness - not too lofty, so as not to trouble herself about the dignity of her race."
Norfolk Police believe Bonheur got into difficulty while swimming and Stella tried to rescue him before getting into trouble herself.
After trying to get Anderson in trouble, Grandinetti got in a bit of trouble herself when it was discovered by this newspaper that she was wrongly collecting city "opt-out" health insurance benefits for a family when, in fact, she was and is a single woman living alone.
But she soon found herself in trouble herself and the Abbeyfeale District Search And Rescue scrambled to try to save her.
"Although she hasn't had a lot of trouble herself, Sophie-Leigh sympathises with some of the girls she is pals with who have been horrendously targeted for no reason apart from who they are in a relationship with."
We wonder why someone of Newman's stature and experience would trouble herself with such a short-term job.
She told the court she had come forward because of her conscience and she did not want to get into trouble herself.
In evidence, Mrs Pritchard said he would come home every third day with bin bags full of items stolen from the police, and she said that she came forward because of her conscience, and she did not want to get into trouble herself.
Halle looks happy anyway, though for a lady who's had a spot of car trouble herself (she was once charged with leaving the scene of an accident) we wouldn't fancy hitching a lift with her.