why bother

idiom

used to say that something is not worth the trouble
"I'll try calling again." "Why bother?"

Examples of why bother in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If the right deal was not offered, then why bother? C.j. Holmes, New York Daily News, 28 June 2024 If bureaucrats aren’t given a hand in crafting and implementing policy, why bother? James Goldgeier, Foreign Affairs, 14 Aug. 2018 But why bother with all that tedious hoop jumping when the screen in front of us presents neat and pretty answers in seconds? Tom Nichols, Foreign Affairs, 13 Feb. 2017 If seeing a movie in theaters doesn’t have any social media cachet, why bother paying a babysitter? Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 4 June 2024 Which begs the question: why bother building Copilot+ at all? To be sure, there are benefits to using generative AI on each. Mike Feibus, USA TODAY, 21 May 2024 There’s an 81-proof version as well, but really why bother? Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 15 May 2024 And if the trick is easy enough to replicate by another, then why bother with this magician? Byallie Garfinkle, Fortune, 29 Feb. 2024 But with so much to do at the Marriott Harbour Beach Resort & Spa, why bother? Caroline Tell, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024

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“Why bother.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/why%20bother. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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