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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 ​greateffort 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)…
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