be more trouble than it's worth

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be more trouble than it's worth

To not be important, useful, or beneficial enough to justify the effort or difficulty that something requires. With all the repairs this car will need to be road-worthy, it's going to be more trouble than it's worth! A: "Why don't you apply to some community service projects during summer vacation?" B: "Eh, it's more trouble than it's worth."
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But the over-the-top content about the fictional dysfunctional pro football team might be more trouble than it's worth because NFL officials have shown only contempt toward it since it began airing.