take pains

take pains
try hard, take extra time or care
  

Mr. and Mrs. Wilson take pains to find families that are truly in need.


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  • take pains — index endeavor, strive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • take pains — • to take pains • be at pains (from Idioms in Speech) to take the trouble to get something or do something; to try to do something ... a queer, penetrating look mingled, too, with intelligent interest which, as our eyes met, he took pains to… …   Idioms and examples

  • take pains —    If you take pains to do something, you try very hard or make a special effort to do it as well as possible.     Great pains were taken to ensure the security of the athletes …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • take pains — verb try very hard to do something (Freq. 3) • Syn: ↑be at pains • Hypernyms: ↑endeavor, ↑endeavour, ↑strive • Verb Frames: Somebody s to INFINITIVE …   Useful english dictionary

  • take pains — {v. phr.} To do something very carefully and thoroughly. * /She had taken pains to see that her guests had everything that they could possibly want./ * /She always takes pains with her appearance./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take pains — {v. phr.} To do something very carefully and thoroughly. * /She had taken pains to see that her guests had everything that they could possibly want./ * /She always takes pains with her appearance./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take\ pains — v. phr. To do something very carefully and thoroughly. She had taken pains to see that her guests had everything that they could possibly want. She always takes pains with her appearance …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take pains — make a great effort …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pains — noun an effortful attempt to attain a goal (Freq. 4) • Syn: ↑striving, ↑nisus, ↑strain • Derivationally related forms: ↑strenuous (for: ↑strain), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pains — n. trouble 1) to go to, spare no, take pains to + inf. (she took great pains to get her message across) physical suffering 2) (med.) labor pains 3) growing * * * take pains to + inf. (she took great pains to get her message across) [ physical… …   Combinatory dictionary

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