make (something) worth (your) while


make (something) worth (your) while
make (something) worth (your) while if you tell someone that you will make it worth their while if they do something, you mean you will pay them to do something, especially something bad or illegal.

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  • make it worth someone's while — (informal) To pay someone well for his or her trouble • • • Main Entry: ↑while * * * make it worth someone’s while mainly spoken phrase to pay a reward to someone for doing something I promise I’ll make this worth your while. Thesaurus: to spend… …   Useful english dictionary

  • make it worth someone's while — mainly spoken to pay a reward to someone for doing something I promise I ll make this worth your while …   English dictionary

  • 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 — worth1 [ wɜrθ ] adjective Worth usually follows the verb to be and is always followed by either a noun, pronoun, or number, or by the ing form of a verb: The painting is probably worth thousands of dollars. It was a difficult trip, but it was… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • while — I [[t](h)waɪl[/t]] CONJUNCTION USES ♦ (Usually pronounced [[t](h)wa͟ɪl[/t]] for meaning 4. The form whilst is also used in formal or literary English, especially British English.) 1) CONJ SUBORD If something happens while something else is… …   English dictionary

  • 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 UK [wɜː(r)θ] / US [wɜrθ] adjective *** Summary: Worth usually follows the verb to be and is always followed by either a noun, pronoun, or number, or by the ing form of a verb: The painting is probably worth thousands of pounds. ♦ It was a… …   English dictionary

  • make — make1 W1S1 [meık] v past tense and past participle made [meıd] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(produce)¦ 2¦(do)¦ 3¦(cook)¦ 4¦(cause)¦ 5¦(force)¦ 6¦(mark/hole etc)¦ 7 make it 8 make the meeting/the party/Tuesday etc 9¦(achieve something)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • make — 1 verb past tense and past participle made, PRODUCE STH 1 (T) to produce something by working: I m going to make a cake for Sam s birthday. | Did you make that dress yourself? | a car made in Japan | They re making a documentary about the Civil… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • make — make1 makable, adj. /mayk/, v., made, making, n. v.t. 1. to bring into existence by shaping or changing material, combining parts, etc.: to make a dress; to make a channel; to make a work of art. 2. to produce; cause to exist or happen; bring… …   Universalium