by the candle

See sale by the candle.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • the game is not worth the candle — The thing is not worth the effort or expense required • • • Main Entry: ↑candle the game is not worth the candle see under ↑candle • • • Main Entry: ↑game …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the game is) not worth the candle — (the game is) not worth the ˈcandle idiom (old fashioned, saying) the advantages to be gained from doing sth are not great enough, considering the effort or cost involved • If the price goes up again, he may decide that the game s not worth the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the game's) not worth the candle — the potential advantages to be gained from doing something do not justify the cost or trouble involved. → candle …   English new terms dictionary

  • (the) game is not worth the candle — the game is/it is/not worth the candle british old fashioned phrase something is not worth doing because it is too much trouble or effort, or costs too much Thesaurus: ways of saying that something has little or no valuesynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • the candle is out — the candle has stopped burning, the candle has been extinguished …   English contemporary dictionary

  • The Candle in the Wind — is the fourth book from the collection The Once and Future King by T. H. White. It deals with the last weeks of Arthur s reign, his dealings with his son Mordred s revolts, Guenever and Lancelot s demise, and his perception of right and… …   Wikipedia

  • the game is not worth the candle — it s not worth the effort …   English contemporary dictionary

  • by the candle — phrasal : with a time limit determined by the burning of a candle …   Useful english dictionary

  • worth the candle — idi worth the effort involved (usu. in the negative) …   From formal English to slang

  • hold the candle — assist, serve …   English contemporary dictionary

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