Not worth the candle

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not worth the cost or trouble.

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The Latin America/Turkey emerging market banking game is simply not worth the candle to HSBC.
He remarked: "Criminals from Liverpool who are concerned in the supplying of heroin or any other Class-A drug in this area must come to realise that the game is not worth the candle.
Now they are so harried by officialdom the game's not worth the candle.
Surely, they are thinking that perhaps all of this – the questions in parliament, the public outcry, the inquiries – is not worth the candle, that this is one battle they don't need to fight never mind win.