Let’s say I lost my wallet on the street and someone has found it and just gave it back to me. I would like to thank this person and say he “avoided me a lot of troubles”, as in, he saved me from the hassle of notifying the bank, police, having to remake all my documents, etc.
Is it correct to say “You avoided me X”?
The phrase sounds a bit odd to me. I tried googling it, but I didn’t find any example usages.