(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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'Well, if I see you in front tomorrow, I'll give you half a smile, so that you shan't feel you haven't got your money's worth. Good night, George!'
"I just want to tell you guys to know that you are going to get your money's worth, we are going to come back and we are going to do an amazing show for you, and I'm so sorry that this happened.
There's a little bit of heaven Where I was born and bred So full of grace A lovely place The town of Birkenhead Some say they've heard the angels A singing after dark At a spot not far From where we are Up there in Arrowe Park The young lads and the lasses Are all as good as gold They laugh and joke As they help old folk To cross the busy road But there has been some hassle A little bit of woe For it is true They've dragged a few Who didn't want to go So if you want a holiday Where you'll get your money's worth Pack your bags and head For Birkenhead A paradise on earth by Doug Sharkey, Birkenhead
Wallace said: "You definitely get your money's worth when you watch this team.
But to get your money's worth, watch out for the faux green resorts
Quality Control: Building managers and owners are going to make a significant investment in a LLEPM system and deserve a quality job, so you should be sure you're getting your money's worth. You should know how long the contractor has been in business, get referrals, ensure they are ISO certified, and run a credit check.
To get your money's worth from the second color, it can be used for the p.
Taking a cue from one of the "performers" who joined ventriloquist Jeff Dunham on stage at Tuesday's night dinner, I think you have to be a dummy not to get more than your money's worth from TEI's conferences.
Similarly, you should constantly ask yourself if you're getting your money's worth from your site and implement ways to measure its effectiveness--unless, of course, you have money to burn.
Although the book is intended as a dictionary, you have to read it through first to get your money's worth. Otherwise, you're bound to miss the numerous mini-essays that appear throughout, offering insights on such issues as body image, aggression, and homophobia.
Among his books: The Tragedy of Waste (1925); Your Money's Worth (in collaboration with F.
Watch out for the faux green resorts for your eco-friendly holiday to get your money's worth
For the lender, if a borrower defaults and you can't guarantee clean-up on the property, it greatly compromises your ability to get your money's worth out of the investment.
But make sure you get your money's worth. You should ask your CPA to do more than basic reporting.
But to really get your money's worth, try to get a fund that charges a low-load - 3.5% or less.