go to great pains

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Definition of go to great pains

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

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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 23 Nov. 2020.

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