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 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 There are many dozen excessively nice resorts just outside the Malé airport, so why bother heading here? Christopher Cameron, Robb Report, 25 Jan. 2024 For an elite certain of its own virtue, and equally certain that the great unwashed has long since stopped respecting them, why bother with persuasion? Peter Tonguette, Washington Examiner, 12 Jan. 2024 So why bother with smart locks, which on top of everything else are also more expensive than their mechanical counterparts? Curbed, 11 Jan. 2024

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“Why bother.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/why%20bother. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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