be at pains

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Definition of be at pains

: to try hard (to do something) They were at pains to distance themselves from the scandal.

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“Be at pains.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/be%20at%20pains. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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