well spent

idiom

: worth having been used : worth the time money, etc.
This computer wasn't cheap, but it was money well spent.
Listening to her talk was time well spent.

Examples of well spent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Topped with slices of toasted rustic bread blanketed with melty alpine cheese, you will be rewarded with a rich one-bowl meal — thanks, in no small part, to your patience and time well spent. Lynda Balslev, The Mercury News, 5 Feb. 2024 Sea days are well spent at the spa, in swimming pools, or sipping cocktails in the massive atriums; come nighttime, watch movies under the stars (a Princess staple) or catch live musical performances before hitting the sack — and getting ready to do it all again the following day. Lauren Dana Ellman, Travel + Leisure, 31 Jan. 2024 If throwing on your cleats for a few games with friends is your definition of a day (or night) well spent, then this list is for you. Chloe Herring, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 The money would also be well spent on research to fill crucial knowledge gaps, such as determining which children are most at risk for lead poisoning in each country. Rachel Silverman Bonnifield, Foreign Affairs, 22 Jan. 2024 His influences drew from his education in New York, living in Europe, experiences with modern art and folk art, and time well spent with fellow Black artists during the Harlem Renaissance. Roger Catlin, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 Jan. 2024 Sea days are well spent at the spa or lounging by the pools; alternatively, those who prefer to stay active can do yoga, hit the gym, play pickleball, or hit the shops. Lauren Dana Ellman, Travel + Leisure, 30 Dec. 2023 And while the weekend did not end with a win for the Woods trio, at the 14th hole of the final round of the tournament, Tiger and Sam fist-bumped each other to mark a weekend well spent! Alexandra Schonfeld, Peoplemag, 18 Dec. 2023 Glittering manicures, radiant skin, party-ready updos, lids shimmering and smoked…all signs of a holiday season well spent. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 17 Dec. 2023 See More

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“Well spent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/well%20spent. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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