take the trouble

idiom

: to make an effort
Thank you for taking the trouble to write.

Examples of take the trouble in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most pet species--as any pet owner can tell you--do not generally take the trouble to age. Jeffrey Kluger, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 Time will tell if enough investors take the trouble to compute free cash flow as the difference between interest paid and cash flow from financing, plus the change in cash, in order to figure out the free cash Amazon actually generated. Hersh Shefrin, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 Most who take the trouble to cast ballots in the midst of a third wave of COVID-19 are expected to vote in favor of prosecuting ex-presidents. Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times, 31 July 2021 His Captain Nemo was such a would-be dictator and Verne, in the original work, did not even take the trouble to disclose the nature of Nemo’s grudge against society. Jack Moffitt, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Dec. 2022 One indication of our complacency: Even in a bad influenza season, close to half of American adults won’t take the trouble to get a flu shot. Los Angeles Times, 1 Apr. 2022 Brands that take the trouble to understand the nation’s current zeitgeist, and to invest in regionally relevant expertise and initiatives will reap the rewards. Peggy Anne Salz, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2022 Semi-abstract and slightly mysterious, the sculpture will reveal its meaning to those who take the trouble to scan a QR code. Justin Davidson, Curbed, 15 Mar. 2021 My guess is that people who take the trouble to visit will return more than once. John King, SFChronicle.com, 18 Nov. 2020

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“Take the trouble.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20the%20trouble. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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