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worth a fortune

This page is about the collocation worth a fortune

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

worth a lot of money

For example

  • Paintings by Francis Bacon are worth a fortune these days.

  • His apartment has a view of Sydney Harbour, so it must be worth a fortune.

Quick Quiz

If an old hotel is worth a fortune, it

a. costs a lot to stay there

b. costs a lot to maintain

c. would cost a lot to buy

Contributor: Matt Errey