An expression in the usage of a language that is peculiar to itself either in having a meaning that cannot be derived from the conjoined meanings of its elements or in its grammatically atypical use of words.
not worth one's while
to be not worth bothering about
It is not worth my while to go downtown if it is only to do one thing.
List of common idioms, their meanings and examples of their usage in sentences
An idiom is defined as - a group of words in a fixed order that has a particular meaning that is different from the meanings of each word on its own.