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English definition of “is the game worth the candle?”

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is the game worth the candle?

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said when you are not certain if it is really worth making a great effort to get something
Translations of “is the game worth the candle?”
in Chinese (Traditional) 這值得嗎?(當不確定是否值得做某事時說的話)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 这值得吗?(用于当不确定是否值得做某事)…
(Definition of is the game worth the candle? from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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