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 ?
You can whistle till you nearly burst your boiler before they will trouble themselves to hurry.
Besides, there are a great many foolish men, vain, ignorant, and careless, who never trouble themselves to think; these spoil more horses than all, just for want of sense; they don't mean it, but they do it for all that.
Those that knew him in his prosperity need never trouble themselves to look the other way.
If she respected the case as inviolable, the Germans would certainly not hesitate to examine it, and the Germans would hardly trouble themselves to write to England.
Many ladies would speak to you much more strongly; and many would not trouble themselves to speak at all, but quietly look out for a substitute.
The average person will always want the highest level of security possible to protect their assets, but in practicality, they are only willing to trouble themselves to a certain degree.
Most of the responses appear to have been submitted by people who, like most of that 51 percent, do not trouble themselves to read the articles to which these poll questions are linked, but simply cast knee-jerk votes based on their already-fixed opinions and prejudices.
Citizens who do trouble themselves to analyze the policy differences between the Socialist Stewart Alexander, the Libertarian Gary Johnson, the Green's Jill Stein and the Constitution Party's Virgil Goode find themselves cornered: be a principled third-party voter for a candidate who is a sure loser or be unprincipled and choose the lesser evil, Obama and Romney.
In the interest of authenticity, some restoration enterprises will still trouble themselves to produce the limited number of roll stamps their area of expertise requires.
She said: "To suggest that the element of society who have these dogs as a status symbol would trouble themselves to insure their dogs or microchip them is a fallacy.
"Their carte blanche appearance as 'analysts' on the networks, which didn't for the most part trouble themselves to look into possible conflicts of interest, are no more than a symptom of a far larger conflict of interest, which inculpates the entire corporate, a.k.a.
Given that it has fallen to Australian physicians to trouble themselves to recognize and intervene in this disorder, it remains "underdiagnosed and undertreated." Ever vigilant to the need for lifestyle drugs, the pharmaceutical industry has risen to the occasion with the investigational agent indolebant, a cannabinoid CB1 antagonist, which has shown promising results in early human testing.
Why should air warriors trouble themselves to add The Road to Rainbow to an already long reading list?
(and presumably unlikely ever to wish to trouble themselves to get one) and those with it.
Because, of course, criminals rarely trouble themselves to get a legal firearm.