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.