get (one's) money's worth(redirected from gotten his money's worth)
get (one's) money's worth
To get a proportionate or sufficient level of satisfaction on one's investment of money, time, effort, etc., in an item, event, or activity. 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! Suzie is really trying to get her money's worth out there on the playground—she's playing hard!
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get one's money's worth
Receive good value, as in They performed four extra songs, so we really got our money's worth, or We got our money's worth at the beach-there wasn't a cloud in the sky. This expression often but not always refers to a monetary expenditure.
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get/have your ˈmoney’s worthget good value for the money you have spent: What an exciting final it was! The crowd certainly had its money’s worth. ♢ The movie was only an hour long, so we felt that that we didn’t really get our money’s worth.
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