Definition of go out of one's way in English:

go out of one's way

phrase

  • usually with infinitive Make a special effort to do something.

    ‘Mrs Mott went out of her way to be courteous to Sara’
    • ‘It wasn't as if she went out of her way to cause trouble.’
    • ‘Old students will remember him as being one of the most formidable members of staff - you certainly went out of your way to avoid upsetting him.’
    • ‘We are deeply upset that an unruly element went out of their way to cause trouble but they have been dealt with by police.’
    • ‘We reach out to friends who could use support, make an effort to understand what they need and often go out of our way to give them what we sense they need.’
    • ‘She kept all her troubles to herself while going out of her way to help others with their problems.’
    • ‘Particular thanks to the two police in Windhoek who went out of their way to make sure that we got to our destination safely.’
    • ‘The publicity surrounding the organisation ensured that politicians went out of their way to co-operate with the survey and to court the women's vote.’
    • ‘And the witness accounts and medical evidence show they went out of their way to maximise casualties by packing ball bearings and shrapnel into the bombs.’
    • ‘They went out of their way to ensure I had a good time.’
    • ‘He bothered to go out of his way to find out exactly what was happening and who was involved, which is more than anyone else did.’
    • ‘Aware of the difficulties of getting settled in Shanghai without any knowledge of Mandarin, my colleagues often went out of their way to make sure I had no problems.’
    • ‘They deliberately went out of their way to be friendly.’
    bother, take the time, take the trouble, go to the trouble, make the effort, exert oneself, go out of one's way
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