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Difference between Get someone into trouble and Put someone to trouble

get someone into trouble

1. involve a person in a situation causing difficulties, danger, etc.:

  • Don’t mention my name or you’ll get me into trouble.

2. (euph.) make an unmarried woman pregnant:

  • Kali doesn’t know the name of the man who got her into trouble. But in trouble she is—there’s no doubting that.

put someone to troublecause smb. more than usual work or effort; inconvenience a person:

  • I’m sorry to put you to trouble, I’m actually not hungry.

Note: The expression is not equivalent in meaning to the phrase give someone trouble—cause a person serious worry or problems:

  • The female “side” of a prison gives more trouble to the authorities than the male.