Money's worth

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a fair or full equivalent for the money which is paid.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Did he lie down to sleep, he was stirred up by a sharp stick--so that the audience might get its money's worth. In order to make the exhibition interesting, he was kept in a rage most of the time.
And those were the only times I felt that I got my real money's worth. Dollars and dollars, across the bar, couldn't buy the satisfaction that twenty-five cents did in a candy store.
"Well, they were very good and very kind, but of course they must have either their money or their money's worth. They passed a vote of sympathy with me, and agreed to wait ten days before they took any proceedings.
'Humph!' said Monks significantly, and with a look of eager inquiry; 'there may be money's worth to get, eh?'
They paid for a conveyance, and to get their money's worth they rode.
If the public have the benefit, and if the country have the adornment, of this great grasp, it must be paid for in money or money's worth, sir."
I told her that I had not much money left, but that I had some things that were money's worth, if she could tell me how I might turn them into money.
Everywhere they think they get their money's worth, except for these.
'He has got a bad name as an old Jew, and he is paid for the use of it, and I'll have my money's worth out of him.' This was Fledgeby's habitual reflection in the way of business, and it was sharpened just now by the old man's presuming to have a secret from him: though of the secret itself, as annoying somebody else whom he disliked, he by no means disapproved.
'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!'
The singer promised fans their "money's worth" and vowed to return to the venue to perform.
Unlike his Manchester United counterpart Jose Mourinho, AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso believes that fans at the International Champions Cup pre-season tournament are getting their money's worth.