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.
See also: trouble

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 ?
We have quite enough to please and interest us without troubling ourselves about that with which we have no concern." Then they all sat down, and drank to the health of the new comers.
Now, can we find justice without troubling ourselves about temperance?
But for now, we're not troubling ourselves with 15 or 12 names or whatever.