One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Avoid involving someone in useless or pointless effort.‘write it down and save yourself the trouble of remembering’
- ‘Other hotels (just a few though) are equipped with cinema rooms, saving you the trouble of getting out if you are too tired or if the unpredictable English weather is not at its best!’
- ‘So, if that was the only reason you wanted to see the movie, I've just saved you the bother.’
- ‘I'm glad he's shut out on a technicality because that saves me the trouble of resolving my own internal conflict.’
- ‘We welcome submissions through e-mail because that saves us the bother of retyping the selected manuscripts.’
- ‘The only reason for doing it is to save you the bother of saving and shopping.’
- ‘So I offer the following condensations on the basis that they'll either inspire trips to the bookshop, or save you the bother.’
- ‘He took down the dossier, saving me the trouble of initiating a court action.’
- ‘It also saves you the trouble of trimming, fertilising and watering periodically.’
- ‘I was going to write loads on this topic but Sarah saved me the bother.’
- ‘Letting it do the record-keeping saves you the trouble of entering information over and over again.’
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