To borrow trouble

to be needlessly troubled; to be overapprehensive.

See also: Borrow

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"But don't let us worry over such things, Zeb; we can't help ourselves just now, you know, and I've always been told it's foolish to borrow trouble."
Louis was hardly the timid type, but he also wasn't one to borrow trouble. Furthermore, he knew that breaking a hand in a street fight would make it more difficult to find a job.
No need to borrow trouble with an able-bodied colored drunk the size of Big Fats.