get one's money's worth

get (one's) money's worth

To get an appropriate or satisfying return on one's monetary investment 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!
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get one's money's worth

Receive good value, as in They performed four extra songs, so we really got our money's worth, or We got our money's worth at the beach-there wasn't a cloud in the sky. This expression often but not always refers to a monetary expenditure.
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