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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!
See also: worth

*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.
See also: worth
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The estate depletion theory of gift tax can be applied to determine what constitutes consideration in money or money's worth. Under this theory, a donor receives consideration in money or money's worth only to the extent that the donor's estate has been replenished.
However, given the mushrooming of faux green resorts across the world, you need to be careful to get your money's worth. Before making a reservation, ask the resort about the steps being taken to preserve the local flora and fauna, whether it utilises indigenous labour, minimises waste and controls energy consumption.
The Tax Court also found that the transfer of assets to the business trusts satisfied the requirement for full and adequate consideration in money or money's worth following the reasoning in Bongard:
For a study from IDC on ROI and how three large companies use Adobe Acrobat ("Getting Your Money's Worth"), go to www.adobe.com/products/acrobatstd/main.html.
Long-term relationships are no longer a given in the client-agency realm, and marketers must make sure they're getting their money's worth.
At the end of my three-day visit, the men and women of HMM-774 had shown me what they have always known: the Marine Corps and the nation continue to get their money's worth from the CH-46E Sea Knight.
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Students who are fed up with buying text books and not getting their money's worth out of them can log onto this site where they are given the chance to set a price when they post a book, for a better return when selling and a fairer price for buyers when purchasing.
On average, money's worth of annuities is higher than annuities sold to a similar age-gender mix in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.
When taxes are invisible, concludes the IPI study, Americans can't properly evaluate whether they are getting their money's worth from the government.
The authors undertook new calculations of the "money's worth" -- the present value of future benefits relative to their purchase price--of noninflation-indexed payout annuities.
We never find out if we're getting our money's worth. Thanks to Sen.
We sell ourselves short, and we're not going to get our money's worth."
In basic terms, they did not feel they were getting their money's worth, and our processes did not adequately respond to their defense needs.