One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Cause (inconvenience or difficulty) to someone.‘I don't want to put you to any trouble’
- ‘They apologised for the trouble we had been put to, which we thought was very nice.’
- ‘You have put me to serious inconvenience.’
- ‘The police must realise that there are serious users of the net too and that this direction is likely to put us to great inconvenience.’
- ‘It put us to greater inconvenience and expense than taking the day off to shop.’
- ‘‘I really am terribly sorry for putting you to this inconvenience,’ he apologized, annoyed and frustrated at his own weakness.’
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