go to great pains

idiom

: to try hard (to do something)
We went to great pains not to offend anyone.

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Recent Examples on the Web So engineers and designers go to great pains and enormous expense, using computer models and wind tunnels, to make sure that air slips easily and smoothly over and around your car. Ray Magliozzi, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Mar. 2023

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“Go to great pains.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20to%20great%20pains. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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