not worth the trouble


not worth the trouble
not worth my while, not worth doing, too much work for too little a reward

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • not worth the candle — chiefly Brit old fashioned : not worth the necessary effort, cost, or trouble The car is so old that replacing the engine is not worth the candle. [=the effort isn t worth the cost] • • • Main Entry: ↑candle not worth the candle see ↑candle • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) game is not worth the candle — the game is/it is/not worth the candle british old fashioned phrase something is not worth doing because it is too much trouble or effort, or costs too much Thesaurus: ways of saying that something has little or no valuesynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the game's) not worth the candle — the potential advantages to be gained from doing something do not justify the cost or trouble involved. → candle …   English new terms dictionary

  • not worth the candle — ► not worth the candle not justifying the cost or trouble involved. Main Entry: ↑candle …   English terms dictionary

  • Not worth the candle — Candle Can dle, n. [OE. candel, candel, AS, candel, fr. L. candela a (white) light made of wax or tallow, fr. cand[ e]re to be white. See {Candid}, and cf. {Chandler}, {Cannel}, {Kindle}.] 1. A slender, cylindrical body of tallow, containing a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • game is not worth the candle — {literary} What is being done is not worth the trouble or cost; the gain is not worth the effort. * /I don t want to walk so far on such a hot day. The game is not worth the candle./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • game is not worth the candle — {literary} What is being done is not worth the trouble or cost; the gain is not worth the effort. * /I don t want to walk so far on such a hot day. The game is not worth the candle./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • game\ is\ not\ worth\ the\ candle — literary What is being done is not worth the trouble or cost; the gain is not worth the effort. I don t want to walk so far on such a hot day. the game is not worth the candle …   Словарь американских идиом

  • it is not worth the candle — the game is/it is/not worth the candle british old fashioned phrase something is not worth doing because it is too much trouble or effort, or costs too much Thesaurus: ways of saying that something has little or no valuesynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • trouble — I n. 1) to cause, make, start, stir up trouble 2) to invite, look for trouble 3) to have trouble (she had a lot of trouble with her back) 4) to go to trouble (they went to a great deal of trouble to arrange the interview) 5) to get (smb.) into… …   Combinatory dictionary


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