save someone the trouble/bother

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of save someone the trouble/bother

: to do something so that someone else does not have to do it
  • I'll make the appointment for you to save you the trouble/bother.

Word by Word Definitions

save play
  1. : to deliver from sin

  2. : to rescue or deliver from danger or harm

  3. : to preserve or guard from injury, destruction, or loss

  1. : a play that prevents an opponent from scoring or winning

  2. : the action of a relief pitcher in baseball in successfully protecting a team's lead

  1. : other than : but, except

  1. : except for the fact that : only

  2. : but, except

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

trouble play
  1. : the quality or state of being troubled especially mentally

  2. : public unrest or disturbance

  3. : an instance of trouble

  1. : to agitate mentally or spiritually : worry, disturb

  2. : to put to exertion or inconvenience

  3. : to produce physical disorder in : afflict

bother play
  1. : to annoy especially by petty provocation : irk

  2. : to intrude upon : pester

  3. : to cause to be somewhat anxious or concerned

  1. : a state of petty discomfort, annoyance, or worry

  2. : something that causes petty annoyance or worry

  3. : fuss, inconvenience


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