worth one's salt
phrasal of substantial or significant value or merit

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • worth one's salt — {adj. phr.} Being a good worker, or a productive person; worth what you cost. * /Mr. Brown showed that he was worth his salt as a salesman when he got the highest sales record for the year./ Often used with not or hardly . * /When the basketball… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • worth one's salt — {adj. phr.} Being a good worker, or a productive person; worth what you cost. * /Mr. Brown showed that he was worth his salt as a salesman when he got the highest sales record for the year./ Often used with not or hardly . * /When the basketball… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • worth one's salt — ► worth one s salt good or competent at one s job or allotted task. Main Entry: ↑salt …   English terms dictionary

  • worth one's salt — phrasal : worth one s salary or keep is so useless as to be hardly worth his salt also : having substantial or significant value or merit it isn t long before an author worth his salt can emerge with material for a best seller Phyllis McGinley *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • worth one's salt — idi worth one s salt, deserving of one s wages or salary …   From formal English to slang

  • worth\ one's\ salt — adj. phr. Being a good worker, or a productive person; worth what you cost. Mr. Brown showed that he was worth his salt as a salesman when he got the highest sales record for the year. Often used with not or hardly . When the basketball team did… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • worth one's salt — good or competent at one s job or allotted task. → salt …   English new terms dictionary

  • worth one's salt — worth what one is paid He is definitely worth his salt in our company and is one of our best employees …   Idioms and examples

  • worth one’s salt — mod. worth (in productivity) what it costs to keep one. □ We decided that you are worth your salt, and you can stay on as office clerk. □ Youre not worth your salt. Pack up! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • worth one's salt — adjective Competent or adept Any doctor worth his salt should be able to correctly diagnose the illness …   Wiktionary

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