go out of one's way
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- (idiomatic) To make an extra effort.
- I wouldn't mind some help, but please don't go out of your way for me.
- 1915, George A. Birmingham, Gossamer, chapterI:
- As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish, but I would not go out of my way to protest against it. My servant is, so far as I am concerned, welcome to as many votes as he can get. I would very gladly make mine over to him if I could.