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English definition of “more trouble than it's worth”

more trouble than it's worth

(also not worth the trouble) informal
If something is more trouble than it's worth or is not worth the trouble, it is not important or useful enough to make an effort doing it: It's more trouble than it's worth to take it back to the shop and ask for a replacement. It's not worth the trouble (of) applying for that job. You've no chance of getting it.
(Definition of more trouble than it's worth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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