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. 2013.

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  • 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

  • the game is not worth the candle — The thing is not worth the effort or expense required • • • Main Entry: ↑candle the game is not worth the candle see under ↑candle • • • Main Entry: ↑game …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the game is) not worth the candle — (the game is) not worth the ˈcandle idiom (old fashioned, saying) the advantages to be gained from doing sth are not great enough, considering the effort or cost involved • If the price goes up again, he may decide that the game s not worth the… …   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

  • (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 is not worth the candle — it s not worth the effort …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cake/game is not worth the candle —    To say that the cake (or the game) is not worth the candle means that the advantages to be gained from doing something are not worth the effort involved.     He recorded an album but sold very few copies; the cake wasn t worth the candle …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • game not worth the candle —    To say that the game (or the cake) is not worth the candle means that the advantages to be gained from doing something are not worth the effort involved.     He recorded an album but sold very few copies; the game wasn t worth the candle …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • 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


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