be worth sth

be worth sth
be worth sth
to be important or interesting enough to be a reason for doing something: worth a look/try »

This investment could be risky but it's worth a try.

Main Entry: worth

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • worth — worth1 W2S1 [wə:θ US wə:rθ] prep [: Old English; Origin: weorth worthy, of a particular value ] 1.) be worth sth a) to have a value in money ▪ The house must be worth quite a lot of money now. ▪ One of the pictures is worth £50,000. ▪ Do you know …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • worth — ▪ I. worth worth 1 [wɜːθ ǁ wɜːrθ] noun [uncountable] 1. the value of something in money: • The balance sheet will not show the current worth of the company. • I am willing to buy £100,000 worth of bonds. 2. ten hours worth/​a week s etc worth of… …   Financial and business terms

  • worth — 1 preposition 1 be worth to have a value in money: How much is the ring worth? | be worth 10/$500 etc: The picture is worth about two thousand pounds. | be worth a lot informal (=be worth a lot of money) | be worth nothing/not be worth anything:… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • worth — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ real, true ▪ They don t appreciate her real worth. ▪ inherent, intrinsic ▪ Study has an intrinsic worth, as well as helping you achieve your goals …   Collocations dictionary

  • get your money's worth — get your money’s worth phrase to feel that something you have got is worth the amount you paid for it Get there early to make sure you get your money’s worth. Thesaurus: to cost someone an amount of moneysynonym Main entry: money * * * get your… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tie sth up — UK US tie sth up Phrasal Verb with tie({{}}/taɪ/ verb (tying, tied, tied) ► if money is tied up, it is invested in something and not available for spending on something else: »No investor should have more than 20% of their net worth tied up in… …   Financial and business terms

  • more than your job's worth (to do something) — more than your ˈjob s worth (to do sth) idiom (BrE, informal) not worth doing because it is against the rules or because it might cause you to lose your job • It s more than my job s worth to let you in without a ticket. see also ↑j …   Useful english dictionary

  • write sth down — UK US write sth down Phrasal Verb with write({{}}/raɪt/ verb (wrote, written) ► ACCOUNTING, FINANCE to show a reduction in the value of an asset in a company s accounts, usually because it is no longer worth as much as it was before: »The company …   Financial and business terms

  • write sth up — UK US write sth up Phrasal Verb with write({{}}/raɪt/ verb (wrote, written) ► to prepare a full report, document, etc. to record ideas, discussions, or meetings you had earlier: »I need to write up the minutes of the meeting. ► ACCOUNTING,… …   Financial and business terms

  • (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

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