and took no end of pains with me. "Then there was Norman; he might have turned round and said at his age he could not be troubled with a raw boy from the plow-tail, but he was like a father to me, and took no end of pains with me." This quote is from the book 'Black Beauty' by Anna Sewell. I guess this phrase "took no end of pains with me" may mean he did his best to help him. Am I right?
Jul 9, 2019 1:32 PM
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That’s right. “Take pains” is an idiom meaning to make an effort or put in hard work. Example: “He took pains to make sure the house was beautifully decorated before the guests arrived.”
July 9, 2019
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