have a run for one's money


have a run for one's money
have a (good) run for one's money
derive reward or enjoyment in return for one's outlay or efforts

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  • run for one's money — {n. phr.} 1. A good fight; a hard struggle. Usually used with give or get . * /Our team didn t win the game, but they gave the other team a run for their money./ 2. Satisfaction; interest; excitement. Usually used with give or get . * /People… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • run — runnable, adj. runnability, n. /run/, v., ran, run, running, n., adj. v.i. 1. to go quickly by moving the legs more rapidly than at a walk and in such a manner that for an instant in each step all or both feet are off the ground. 2. to move with… …   Universalium

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