worth + POSSESSIVE + while

At C2 in the English Vocabulary Profile:

If it is worth your while doing something, it is useful or enjoyable to do it.

A search in the NOW corpus for:

* * worth _AP while

1 MAKE IT WORTH YOUR WHILE 738
2 MAKE IT WORTH THEIR WHILE 413

Adam Smith was convinced that human beings were by their very natures lazy

and wouldn’t do anything unless you made it worth their while

and the way you made it worth their while was by incentivizingby giving them rewards.

TED

3 MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR WHILE 334
4 MAY BE WORTH YOUR WHILE 306
5 WILL BE WORTH YOUR WHILE 201
6 MAKE IT WORTH MY WHILE 193
7 IT IS WORTH YOUR WHILE 174
8 BE WELL WORTH YOUR WHILE 165
9 IT ‘S WORTH YOUR WHILE 157
10 WOULD BE WORTH YOUR WHILE 140
11 TO BE WORTH YOUR WHILE 81
12 IS WELL WORTH YOUR WHILE 75
13 MAKE IT WORTH HIS WHILE 75
14 COULD BE WORTH YOUR WHILE 62
15 NOT BE WORTH YOUR WHILE 48
16 MAKE IT WORTH OUR WHILE 46
17 IT ‘S WORTH THEIR WHILE 45
18 IT IS WORTH OUR WHILE 44
19 CAN BE WORTH YOUR WHILE 43
20 TO BE WORTH THEIR WHILE 43
21 , ITS WORTH YOUR WHILE 41
22 IT IS WORTH THEIR WHILE 41
23 IS IT WORTH MY WHILE 39
24 WOULD BE WORTH MY WHILE 38
25 DEFINITELY BE WORTH YOUR WHILE 37
26 MORE THAN WORTH YOUR WHILE 36
27 ‘S DEFINITELY WORTH YOUR WHILE 33
28 WELL BE WORTH YOUR WHILE 32
29 ‘LL BE WORTH YOUR WHILE 31
30 ITS WELL WORTH YOUR WHILE 30
31 MAKES IT WORTH YOUR WHILE 30
32 FIND IT WORTH YOUR WHILE 28
33 IT WELL WORTH YOUR WHILE 26
34 IT WAS WORTH THEIR WHILE 25
35 FIND IT WORTH THEIR WHILE 24
36 IS DEFINITELY WORTH YOUR WHILE 24
37 ALSO BE WORTH YOUR WHILE 22
38 THINK IT WORTH THEIR WHILE 22
39 IT ‘S WORTH MY WHILE 20
40 IT BE WORTH MY WHILE 20
41 IT WAS WORTH MY WHILE 20
42 VERY MUCH WORTH YOUR WHILE 20
43 ‘S WELL WORTH YOUR WHILE 19
44 IS IT WORTH YOUR WHILE 19
45 MAKES IT WORTH THEIR WHILE 19
46 N’T BE WORTH YOUR WHILE 19
47 STILL BE WORTH YOUR WHILE 19


A search for

worth your while * *

(this phrase is often at the end of a sentence or followed by TO-infinitive)

1 WORTH YOUR WHILE. 451

3 WORTH YOUR WHILE TO TAKE 80
4 WORTH YOUR WHILE TO CHECK 78
5 WORTH YOUR WHILE TO GET 78
6 WORTH YOUR WHILE IF YOU 64

8 WORTH YOUR WHILE TO DO 53
9 WORTH YOUR WHILE TO LOOK 51
10 WORTH YOUR WHILE TO TRY 43

15 WORTH YOUR WHILE TO INVEST 38

It might be worth your while to invest in these two growth stocks if you can stomach potential losses in the near term.

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17 WORTH YOUR WHILE TO HAVE 36
18 WORTH YOUR WHILE TO CONSIDER 35

20 WORTH YOUR WHILE TO MAKE 34
21 WORTH YOUR WHILE TO SPEND 33
22 WORTH YOUR WHILE TO LEARN 29
23 WORTH YOUR WHILE TO GO 28
24 WORTH YOUR WHILE TO FIND 27

26 WORTH YOUR WHILE TO GIVE 26

29 WORTH YOUR WHILE TO SEE 24
30 WORTH YOUR WHILE TO READ 23
31 WORTH YOUR WHILE TO USE 21
32 WORTH YOUR WHILE TO BUY 19

34 WORTH YOUR WHILE TO PAY 18

36 WORTH YOUR WHILE TO PUT 17
37 WORTH YOUR WHILE TO WAIT 17

40 WORTH YOUR WHILE TO BE 16
41 WORTH YOUR WHILE TO EXPLORE 16

44 WORTH YOUR WHILE TO INVESTIGATE 15
45 WORTH YOUR WHILE TO KEEP 15


B1 vocabulary:
consider, explore

B2:
invest, investigate

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