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(of money or time) usefully or profitably expended.‘time spent in taking stock is time well spent’
productive, constructive, useful, of use, worthwhile, helpful, of help, of assistance, beneficial, valuable, rewarding, profitable, advantageous, gainful, successful, effective, effectual, well spentView synonyms
- ‘The time and money spent purchasing and reading these books was well-spent and invaluable preparation for my colleagues and I.’
- ‘Without them, we have absolutely no idea whether the money is well-spent or not.’
- ‘He said an £8 million three-year award from the Children's Fund in 2002 was being well-spent - but the effects would only be obvious in the longer term.’
- ‘For the children, this was one vacation truly well-spent.’
- ‘There have been questions of leadership, policy and campaign direction, raising the issue of whether or not our money was well-spent.’
- ‘We feel confident the money will be well-spent.’
- ‘And if it keeps one person out of hospital, surely it's money well-spent.’
- ‘It is therefore absolutely one of the obligations of members of Parliament to make sure that every single cent of that money is well-spent, and that the people who must contribute do contribute.’
- ‘So if it takes a little ‘panache’ to get back in her good graces, it's money well-spent.’
- ‘One of the dictums of modern medicine is that money spent on healthcare is money well-spent, because it is always cheaper to prevent an illness than cure it.’
- ‘So don't think your tax dollars aren't being well-spent.’
- ‘Because the need is so great, it's more important than ever to make sure your money is well-spent.’
- ‘Of course, only one of them worked, but it got used as a map light for awhile, so I gloated about how it was a dollar well-spent.’
- ‘The question is this, perhaps: whether a life spent working for this idea of ‘peace’, always aware that such a goal may never be reached, in one's own lifetime or beyond, is a life well-spent.’
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