English version

take/go to (great) pains to do something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtake/go to (great) pains to do somethingtake/go to (great) pains to do something (also take pains with/over something)CAREFUL to make a special effort to do something He’s taken great pains to improve his image. pain
Examples from the Corpus
take/go to (great) pains to do somethingMr Lendrem has gone to great pains to establish one thing: that all of his preconceptions concerning bird behaviour are true.However, composers often go to great pains to keep to true intervals.
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