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    Question when I make enough use of a service not to have wasted my money

    Hi again,

    I was thinking there is an expression in my language I'm quite unable to translate into English.

    We use it when we pay for a service, but we make enough use of the service to think that the cost was worth the while.

    For example, if I go to a disco and I pay an expensive ticket to go in, I could say: I don't mind paying so much for the ticket. I ***** (this is a verb) it, since I spend the whole time dancing.

    Another example: If I buy an e-reader, I am expected to ****** (the verb again) it since e-books are much cheaper and some of them can be downloaded for free.

    By the way, in case some of you can speak Spanish, the verb is amortizar.

    Thanks

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    Re: when I make enough use of a service not to have wasted my money

    ophiuchus.
    I can't think of a single word that covers this, but there are several phrases that say something similar.

    I don't mind paying so much for the ticket, it was well worth it, I had a great time.

    The house cost me more than I expected, but it was money well spent considering how it will go up in value.

    The sofa cost a lot but it was worth every cent/penny, it'll last for years.

    I'm sure there are others.
    not a teacher

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    Re: when I make enough use of a service not to have wasted my money

    Hi JMurray, thanks a lot.

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    #4

    Re: when I make enough use of a service not to have wasted my money

    In addition to JM's excellent suggestions, you could also say 'I've had my money's-worth'.

    Rover

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    Re: when I make enough use of a service not to have wasted my money

    You could also say "It was good value for (the) money."

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