is the game worth the candle? Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “is the game worth the candle?” in the English Dictionary

"is the game worth the candle?" in British English

See all translations

is the game worth the candle?

UK
said when you are not certain if it is really worth making a great effort to get something
(Definition of is the game worth the candle? from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “is the game worth the candle?”
in Chinese (Simplified) 这值得吗?(用于当不确定是否值得做某事)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 這值得嗎?(當不確定是否值得做某事時說的話)…
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

sunscreen

a substance that you put on your skin to prevent it from being damaged by the sun

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More