Get one’s money worth
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.