Get one’s money worth

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get a run for one’s money - to receive a chal­lenge, to receive what one de­serves

The man got a run for his money when he de­cided to vol­un­teer for the clean­ing project.

get along on a shoe­string - to be able to live on very lit­tle money

The wo­man was forced to get along on a shoe­string when she was a stu­dent.

get one’s money’s worth - to get ev­ery­thing (or even a lit­tle more) that one has paid for

We got our money’s worth when we were able to spend the day at the wa­ter park.

give (some­one) a blank cheque - to let some­one act as they want or as they think is nec­es­sary (like a cheque that has the amount left blank)

The city gave the new depart­ment a blank cheque to try and solve the home­less prob­lem.

give (some­one) a run for their money - to give some­one a chal­lenge, to give some­one what they de­serve

The young can­di­date for the city park board gave the more ex­pe­ri­enced can­di­date a run for his money dur­ing the elec­tion.

go broke - to lose all of one`s money, to be­come bank­rupt

My un­cle started a com­pany last year but it quickly went broke.

go Dutch - to share in the cost of a meal or some other event

We de­cided to go Dutch when we went to the restau­rant for din­ner.

go to the ex­pense (of do­ing some­thing) to pay the cost of do­ing some­thing

go­ing rate the cur­rent rate

The go­ing rate for used bi­cy­cles is not very much.

gravy train a job or some work that pays more than it is worth

The job was a gravy train and I made a lot of money when I worked there.

grease (some­one’s) palm to pay for a spe­cial favour or for ex­tra help, to bribe some­one

We had to grease the palm of the ho­tel man­ager to get a room.

a hand­out a gift of money (usu­ally from the gov­ern­ment)

The bus com­pany has re­ceived many hand­outs from the gov­ern­ment.

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