trouble oneself

idiom

: to do something that would assist someone
used in the negative to say that help is not needed
Tell him not to trouble himself-I can handle it.

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“Trouble oneself.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trouble%20oneself. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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