worth your salt

worth your salt
worth (your/its) salt someone or something that deserves respect.

Virtually any wine shop worth its salt carries at least a few wines from New Zealand.

Any judge worth his salt would immediately report an attempt to influence the jury.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • worth your salt — phrase respected by other people because you do your job well Any politician worth their salt will keep their campaign promises. Thesaurus: words used to describe workershyponym general words relating to jobs and workhypernym Main entry: salt * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • worth your salt — Someone who is worth their salt deserves respect …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • worth your salt — respected by other people because you do your job well Any politician worth their salt will keep their campaign promises …   English dictionary

  • worth your salt —    Someone who is worth their salt deserves respect.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • worth its salt — ˌworth your/its ˈsalt idiom deserving respect, especially because you do your job well • Any teacher worth her salt knows that. Main entry: ↑worthidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • worth its salt — worth (your/its) salt someone or something that deserves respect. Virtually any wine shop worth its salt carries at least a few wines from New Zealand. Any judge worth his salt would immediately report an attempt to influence the jury …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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

  • salt — salt1 [ sɔlt ] noun ** uncount a white substance that is often added to food before or after cooking to improve its flavor: Add a pinch of salt. a. count SCIENCE a chemical substance formed from an acid b. salts plural a substance or medicine… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 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

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