put myself to the smallest inconvenience on your account

kingston_123

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Walter wants to divorce Kitty on the grounds of adultery for Kitty having affair with Charlie. But Kitty ask him that she want to file divorce on him.

Kitty: You could let me divorce you quietly.
Walter: You divorce me? On what grounds, may I ask?
Kitty: That's what a gentleman would do.
Walter: Can you give me one reason I should...put myself to the smallest inconvenience on your account?

What is the meaning of "put myself to the smallest inconvenience on your account"?

Source: The Painted Veil 2006
 
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Walter wants to divorce Kitty on the grounds of adultery for Kitty having affair with Charlie. But Kitty tells him that she wants to file the divorce papers.


Kitty: You could let me divorce you quietly.
Walter: You divorce me? On what grounds, may I ask?
Kitty: That's what a gentleman would do.
Walter: Can you give me one reason I should...put myself to the smallest inconvenience on your account?

What is the meaning of "put myself to the smallest inconvenience on your account"?

Source: The Painted Veil 2006

Walter doesn't want to do the least little thing for Kitty.
 

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kingston_123, please look at the layout of post #1 now that I have edited out all the unnecessary line breaks. I have done this to almost all your recent posts. I had hoped that you would notice the difference and start to copy the layout but you haven't.
You don't need to leave so many empty lines. Write your opening sentence/paragraph, then leave an empty line, then write the dialogue with no empty lines between the speakers' words, leave an empty line after the dialogue before asking your main question.
 
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