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money 's worth
( business ) A good or service which is considered to be of a value equal to or greater than the amount of money expended for it.
1857, Maria Edgeworth, “The Will” in Tales and Novels: Volume II:
Goodenough's partizans, however, observed that he got his
money's worth out of every man he employed; and that this was the way to grow rich.
1928, " Business & Finance: Schulte Ubiquitous," Time, 23 Jan.:
In the appearance of his shops and in the quality of his merchandise, Mr. Schulte promises to give the public its eye's worth and its
( idiomatic , by extension ) Satisfaction.
2008, Dave Ongie, " Edwards eases Busch aside, claims Sharpie 500 victory," timesnews.net (US), 24 Aug. (retrieved 20 April 2011):
Carl Edwards spent most of his Saturday evening trying to get to Kyle Busch’s rear bumper. Once he finally got there, Edwards made sure he got his
( idiomatic , by extension ) Recompense or just deserts, especially as resulting from dealing with a perceived injury or injustice.
2007, J. P. S. Brown, The World in Pancho's Eye, ISBN 9780826341907, p. 220:
"Listen, Mikey," she said, "when somebody tries to bully you, just punch him on the end of the nose the way you did old Panfilo. . . . [Y]ou be just as mean as you want to be and at least give him his
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