go\ to\ the\ trouble

go\ to\ the\ trouble
• go to the trouble
• take the trouble
v. phr.
To make trouble or extra work for yourself; bother.

John told Mr. Brown not to go to the trouble of driving him home.

Since your aunt took the trouble to get you a nice birthday present, the least you can do is to thank her.

Compare: put out(5)

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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