worth it

worth it

1. Worth the cost or work involved to attain it; having benefits that outweigh the costs. Getting up early to jog is tough, but it'll be worth it when you can come home from work and not have to worry about exercising. This tool set cost me an entire paycheck, but it has been worth it—I've already used it for six different projects.
2. Worthy of something; deserving of something. I know the ring is expensive, but Jane is worth it. I want her to have exactly what she wants.
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That may or may not be true, but the point is whether this stuff is worth it to Americans.
There are some hurdles to overcome, but it's worth it in the end.
What's more, fewer students than ever say that taking out college loans was worth it.
what will happen when people decide it's not worth it and won't go to college at all?
Sometimes the time and effort needed to recover your money is not worth it.
As it turned out, the merchandise given as a gift wasn't worth it.
It's well worth it,''' said Councilman Dave Weaver, who, along with Mayor Rafi Manoukian and Councilman Frank Quintero, voted late Tuesday to hire the firm.
The transition from spender to saver to investor takes discipline, but the rewards are worth it.
It's commendable that so-called mature women can get starring roles in features, but when they are for films such as ``The Banger Sisters'' and ``Tadpole,' both out on DVD, you have to wonder if it's really worth it.
I think it's well worth it for him,'' Jackson said.
It's worth it to be at the Olympics, to be an Olympian, to be able to compete.
It doesn't always pay as much, but it's not worth it to do a movie just for the money.
But it's worth it because you've got to keep up with the times.
Anything we can do to help Joshua out will be worth it.
It is worth it because Ken Behring is so worth fighting against.