make it worth while
make (something) worth (one's) while
To ensure that something is beneficial to one or not a waste of one's time. I was reluctant to do research at a different library, but the librarian totally made it worth my while by helping me find a ton of books on my topic! If you have to go, you might as well make the trip worth your while by spending a few extra days just relaxing.
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make it worth someone's while
Euph. to tip or offer special (usually extra) payment to someone. I made it worth the waiter's while to give us good service. If you'll throw a few contracts my way, I'll make it worth your while.
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- make (something) worth (one's) while
- make something worth somebody's while
- be licking (one's) lips
- point at
- a change is as good as a rest
- be in for a treat
- (it) beats a sharp stick in the eye
- (it's) better than a sharp stick in the eye
- be blessed with (something)
- better than a poke in the eye (with a sharp stick)