(one's) money's worth

(one's) money's worth

An appropriate or satisfying return on one's monetary investment in an item, event, or activity. Typically used in the phrase "get (one's) money's worth." 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!
See also: worth

*one's money's worth

Fig. everything that one has paid for; the best quality for the money paid. (*Typically: get ~; have ~.) Weigh that package of meat before you buy it. Be sure you're getting your money's worth. I didn't get my money's worth with my new camera, so I took it back.
See also: worth