hassle


hassle
noun
ADJECTIVE
legal

They faced interminable legal hassles if they wanted to claim compensation.

VERB + HASSLE
get, have

I started to get all this hassle from my boss about increasing productivity.

give sb

He gave me so much hassle I decided it wasn't worth it.

eliminate (esp. AmE), save

It saves a lot of hassle if you buy them on the Internet.

be worth

Camping isn't really worth all the hassle.

not want

I don't want the hassle of opening a new bank account.

PREPOSITION
with no hassle, without hassle

She got the computer set up with no hassle at all.

hassle about, hassle over

I've had so much hassle over this business.

PHRASES
take the hassle out of sth

Package tours take all the hassle out of travel arrangements.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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