(one's) money's worth

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(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!
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*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.
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JOHN Sargison got his money's worth when he bought his girlfriend a pricey Christmas card 41 years ago - he's STILL using it.
"I remember thinking when I bought it, 'I've worked down pit all day to pay for that'." Sandra said: "John is a typical Yorkshireman, careful with his cash, and he's certainly had his money's worth out of it.
Interviewed by police, he said he had not deleted any pictures because he "wanted to get his money's worth".
Local knowledge helped at a time when the canal is showing such consistent form and L & DAA match secretary Ray Pagan (Liverpool AS) got his money's worth with a winning 101b 12oz, while his 38-year-old son, Ray Pagan Jnr was third with 8lb 3oz.
ROD STEWART got his money's worth at Langan's Brasserie by taking half his dinner home in a doggy bag.