it's worth reading meaning, it's worth reading definition | English Cobuild dictionary



1       v-link worth amount   If something is worth a particular amount of money, it can be sold for that amount or is considered to have that value.  
These books might be worth £80 or £90 or more to a collector..., The contract was worth £25 million a year.     
2       comb in quant   Worth combines with amounts of money, so that when you talk about a particular amount of money'sworth of something, you mean the quantity of it that you can buy for that amount of money.  
QUANT of n  
I went and bought about six dollars' worth of potato chips...     
      Worth is also a pronoun., pron  
`How many do you want?'<emdash>`I'll have a pound's worth.'     
3       comb in quant   Worth combines with time expressions, so you can use worth when you are saying how long an amount of something will last. For example, a week's worth of food is the amount of food that will last you for a week.  
QUANT of n  
You've got three years' worth of research money to do what you want with...     
      Worth is also a pronoun., pron  
There's really not very much food down there. About two weeks' worth.     
4       v-link worth -ing   If you say that something is worth having, you mean that it is pleasant or useful, and therefore a good thing to have.  
He's decided to get a look at the house and see if it might be worth buying..., Most things worth having never come easy.     
5       v-link worth n/-ing   If something is worth a particular action, or if an action is worth doing, it is considered to be important enough for that action.  
I am spending a lot of money and time on this boat, but it is worth it..., This restaurant is well worth a visit..., It is worth pausing to consider these statements from Mr Davies.     
6       n-uncount   Someone's worth is the value, usefulness, or importance that they are considered to have.  
FORMAL   usu with poss  
He had never had a woman of her worth as a friend...     
7    If you do something for all you are worth, you do it with a lot of energy and enthusiasm.  
for all sb is worth      phrase   V inflects  
We both began waving to the crowd for all we were worth..., Push for all you're worth!     
8    If you add for what it's worth to something that you say, you are suggesting that what you are saying or referring to may not be very valuable or helpful, especially because you do not want to appear arrogant.  
for what it's worth      phrase   PHR with cl  
I've brought my notes, for what it's worth.     
9    If an action or activity is worth someone's while, it will be helpful, useful, or enjoyable for them if they do it, even though it requires some effort.  
worth sb's while      phrase   v-link PHR   (=worthwhile)  
It might be worth your while to go to court and ask for the agreement to be changed...     
    worth your weight in gold  

Self-worth is the feeling that you have good qualities and have achieved good things.      n-uncount  
Try not to link your sense of self-worth to the opinions of others.     
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it's ready!
or "dinner's ready!"; "lunch is ready!"; "breakfast's ready!"
means a liquid is not clear: this tea's got bits in it, I don't like yogurt with bits in it
assez proche de l'idée de 'il y a à boire et à manger'
something is easy to do
Used to express that it is impossible to decide between two options because they're equal
English expression
When something is 'in the air', it means something exciting or significant is taking place or about to happen. Ex.: Spring is in the air - it's time for change!
it's a unintended call which happens when the keys are not blocked in one's pocket
management by walking/wandering around; it's a form of management based on frequent informal visits to the subordinates'work area and direct interaction with them
"It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much I want to hit them in the face with a shovel." Concept coming from the Marian Keyes novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close (2012).
it's said for determining someone to calm down, be patient, control his/her reactions
neighborhood considered dangerous, where it's not recommended to go, especially as an outsider
it's said when someone has done things in the wrong order
vintage light on police car, i.e. a single dome with rotating lights inside. Thus nicknamed because of it's resemblance with bubblegum machines.
[US];[Coll.] Syn. bubble gum machine, gumball machine.
ظاهر او باين على وجهك
device that holds a book while reading it
monetary and ethical value of digital assets
virtual electronic assets, value or obligations bequeathed to a person after its former owner's death
[Tech.];[US];[Internet] value or obligations in cyberspace transitable upon the death of an individual
means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
damn it!
Rats! I will be late to the meeting.
go crazy; get angry; lose self-control
E.g.: I will lose it if we keep listening to this song.
new trend in computing to take into account the environmental aspect when designing IT systems.
"to be up for it" means to be willing to participate
she's really up for it: elle est partante
it occurred to me, I suddenly thought of it, I had an idea all of a sudden
E.g: I wondered all day long how to solve this problem and it suddenly hit me...I had to talk to Marry.
expression used to encourage someone to say what is on their mind, what is bothering them
consider that two parties don't owe anything to each other
avoid or at least minimize risks ; choose the safest way in case of doubt
to be on the safe side ; play safe
ça craint! ; c'est nul!
it sounds interesting or attractive
(in an auction, negotiation or other business competition) the situation in which the winning party has overrated the pursued object
a mess, a failure
[Slang];[UK] it comes from the cooking domain where the phrase described a dish that was not tasty enough and therefore thrown away to dogs


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