save (someone) the (trouble/bother)


1. prevent somebody from having to expend effort or endure something unpleasant






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I can do that and save you the bother

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If you do something to 'save someone the trouble' or to 'save the bother' it means to do something for someone else in order to help them or prevent them from having to exert themselves or to make too much of an effort. 

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  1. I really appreciated Adam picking me up from the airport. It saved me the trouble of having to pay for a taxi.
  2. She offered to iron my shirt while she was ironing her jeans to save me the trouble.

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  1. I could send those documents, if you like. Save you the bother.
  2. Discussing matters by phone saves us both the trouble of finding somewhere to have a meeting.

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