Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

don't bother (with it)

don't botherdon't bother with it
Meaning(s)
1) don't spend time, don't cause trouble
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • don't bother trying, please don't bother me
  • Analysis

    The verb to bother means to take the trouble to do something or to put effort into something that is difficult. When you tell someone not to bother with something or when you say don't bother you are asking someone not to take the trouble to do something. 

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Don't bother trying to persuade me. I've made up my mind and you won't change it.
    2. Please don't bother me tonight. I want to relax and forget about everything.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. We don't have time to upgrade the system. Don't bother with it for now.
    2. We are prioritising customer retention for the time being so don't bother with any new needs unless your current customers have been looked after first.
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