Meaning of “more trouble than it's worth” in the English Dictionary

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"more trouble than it's worth" in British English

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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 have no chance of getting it.

(Definition of “more trouble than it's worth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)