worth it is an expression that means the result of an action is sufficiently beneficial to justify the effort. it is usually used with the verb to be.
fifth harmony: are they worth it? they say yes
for example, in their 2015 hit worth it, fifth harmony twice urges
gimme, gimme i’m worth it
gimme is a reduction of give me and frequently indicates a greedy (avaricious) attitude. it might mean that the girls of fifth harmony have selfish (only think of themselves) attitudes, but whatever investment of time or money is necessary to romance them is justified, worth it.
bieber in all white in all around the world
justin bieber‘s hit all around the world contains a rap by ludacris with the line
in life we pay for change
let’s make every second worth it
i’d pay attention if I thought it was worth the time
one of depeche mode‘s biggest hits, the dark love song strangelove uses this combination twice
i’ll make it all worthwhile
i’ll make your heart smile
worthwhile expresses the same idea as worth the time and is often used with the verb make. like in coke escovedo‘s track i wouldn’t change a thing which has an example of 2nd conditional too. in the chorus, the lyrics say
i wouldn’t change a thing
if i had to live my life all over
and the second verse talks about the struggles in a relationship being worthwhile
i’ll take my ups and downs
and bear it with a smile
cause it brought me straight to you babe
and it makes it all worthwhile
ups and downs represent good times and bad times. bear means support, tolerate. straight means directly.
it’s gonna be alright by the ramones, twice honors their fans with the line
u make it all worthwhile
and the chorus of the drive by truckers cut this fuckin job says this in the chorus
it’s the livin’ and learnin’
it makes the difference
it makes it all worthwhile
the concept of worthwhile can be personalized with a personal pronoun. the second line of the first verse of the beastie boys favorite intergalactic says
u stick around i’ll make it worth your while
and listen again to the fifth harmony song above to hear this lyric twice
show me what you got, now, come and make it worth my while
finally, the expression for what it’s worth is the title of a classic from the hippie era by buffalo springfield. the title doesn’t appear in the lyrics, but the expression is used to offer information or assistance that may be valuable and gives a humble vibe to this anthem against authoratative repression.
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