oops I guess I'm more used to seeing it in the negative form...CARNESECCHI said:Just a little thing, geve, "it's not worth it" = " le jeu n'en vaut pas la chandelle" while Jane66 asked for "le jeu en vaut la chandelle", just to be sure she's not confused !!!!
OK, but Suehill's phrase (expressed in the negative) is the opposite of the thread title.I share Suehil's view.
There is also an informal expression we use in Australia very frequently : It's a mug's game. According to the OED, it relates to an activity that is foolish to engage in because it is likely to be unsuccessful or dangerous. [...]