get/have your money's worth

get (one's) money's worth

To get a proportionate or sufficient level of satisfaction on one's investment of money, time, effort, etc., in an item, event, or activity. Admission to the museum was so expensive that I felt like I had to stay all day just to get my money's worth. We certainly didn't get our money's worth out of that toy—it broke in a day! Suzie is really trying to get her money's worth out there on the playground—she's playing hard!
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have (one's) money's worth

To receive a proportionate or sufficient level of satisfaction on one's investment of money, time, effort, etc., in an item, event, or activity. Admission to the museum was so expensive that I felt like I had to stay all day just to have my money's worth.
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get/have your ˈmoney’s worth

get good value for the money you have spent: What an exciting final it was! The crowd certainly had its money’s worth.The movie was only an hour long, so we felt that that we didn’t really get our money’s worth.
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