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bang for (one's)/the buck

A lot of value for little cost. That restaurant is great, and the prices are very reasonable—you get a lot of bang for your buck. If we choose an affordable resort on this beautiful island, I think we'll get a lot of bang for the buck.
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bang for the buck

value for the money spent; excitement for the money spent; a favorable cost-to-benefit ratio. (Expressed as an amount of bang for the buck.) I didn't get anywhere near the bang for the buck I expected. How much bang for the buck did you really think you would get from a twelve-year-old car—at any price?
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bang for your (or the) buck

value for money; performance for cost. US informal
1995 Desktop Publishing Journal These additions to RunShare…will surely give you the most productive network, the most ‘bang for your buck’.
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ˌbang for your ˈbuck

(American English, slang) if you get more, better, etc. bang for your buck, you get better value for the money you spend or the effort you put in to something: Buyers get more bang for their buck with our cars.
Buck is an informal word for a dollar.
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bang for the buck

n. value for the money spent; excitement for the money spent; the cost-to-benefit ratio. How much bang for the buck did you really think you would get from a twelve-year-old car—at any price?
See also: bang, buck

bang for the

/one's buck
Value returned for investment or effort.
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We need to run it to extract the best bang for buck out of the asset for longer hours.
BANG FOR BUCK: The Nissan Juke Nismo aims to bring accessible high-performance to the masses.
And of course, district heating is more efficient than individual boilers because for every unit of primary energy both electricity and heat are generated thereby delivering more energy bang for buck and significantly reducing emissions in the process.
"In terms of bang for buck, not only does the UK come bottom of the index of outcomes, but it also spends a relatively large amount of money to achieve this woeful result," said the report.
Infrastructure generates the biggest bang for buck, creating jobs up and down supply chains.
That would make a difference and is a good way to get extra bang for bucks.
But most importantly, Ford's core value of giving unrivalled bang for bucks means this motor will be nearly a third of the price of the comparable competition.