Definition of save someone the trouble (or bother) in English:

save someone the trouble (or bother)


  • 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.’