go out of (one's) way to (do something)

This phrase means that you put extra effort into doing something that wasn't convenient for you, for the benefit of someone else. It's used to point out the extra things you did for someone when they're not acting appreciative (like in the example above). It's also used to describe the nice things someone else did for you:

People were so helpful in Ubud; they went out of their way to help us find our way around.

This phrase appears in these lessons: