make it worth someone's while


make it worth someone's while
make it worth someone's while (informal)
To pay someone well for his or her trouble
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Main Entry:while

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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 or to pay moneysynonym
Main entry: worth

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  • 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

  • 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. If you can get us his personal files, we ll make it worth your while …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • while — while1 W1S1 [waıl] conj 1.) during the time that something is happening ▪ They arrived while we were having dinner. ▪ While she was asleep, thieves broke in and stole her handbag. ▪ She met Andy while working on a production of Carmen. see usage… …   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 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 — 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