VERB + BOTHER have I had a little bother finding your house. | cause, give sb Your little boy didn't give me any bother. | go to I wouldn't go to the bother of making the cakes myself. | put sb to I'd love to come and stay with you, but I don't want to put you to any bother. | save sb Getting a taxi will save you the bother of picking me up from the station.
PHRASES a bit/a little/a lot/a spot of bother He's in a spot of bother with the police. | no bother The children were no bother.
PREP. without any ~ We found the hotel without any bother. | ~ to I don't mind looking after your dog?it's no bother to me. | ~ with He's got a spot of bother with his eyes.