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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
See also: bang, buck
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

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
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

bang for the

/one's buck
Value returned for investment or effort.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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But while Van Pelt loves to be on the cutting edge, she's also concerned with getting the most bang for her buck. "I want to put my money toward things that are going to help our students--not just on hardware," Van Pelt says.