Ответ в теме: English idioms

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№34 to take pains (be at pains) — to take the trouble to get something or do something; to try to do something
1. … a queer, penetrating look mingled, too, with intelligent interest which, as our eyes met, he took pains to conceal. (A. Cronin)
2. They took pains not to stand next to one another or begin any private discussion (J. Wain)
3. Now that her means were adequate she took great pains with her dress (W. S. Maugham)