trouble oneself

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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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