worth salt

worth 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.


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  • any [judge/lawyer/teacher etc.] worth salt — any [judge/lawyer/teacher etc.] worth (their) salt any judge, lawyer, teacher etc. who is good at their job. Any lawyer worth his salt should be aware of the latest changes in taxation. No judge worth her salt would attempt to influence the jury …   New idioms dictionary

  • any judge worth salt — any [judge/lawyer/teacher etc.] worth (their) salt any judge, lawyer, teacher etc. who is good at their job. Any lawyer worth his salt should be aware of the latest changes in taxation. No judge worth her salt would attempt to influence the jury …   New idioms dictionary

  • any lawyer worth salt — any [judge/lawyer/teacher etc.] worth (their) salt any judge, lawyer, teacher etc. who is good at their job. Any lawyer worth his salt should be aware of the latest changes in taxation. No judge worth her salt would attempt to influence the jury …   New idioms dictionary

  • any teacher worth salt — any [judge/lawyer/teacher etc.] worth (their) salt any judge, lawyer, teacher etc. who is good at their job. Any lawyer worth his salt should be aware of the latest changes in taxation. No judge worth her salt would attempt to influence the jury …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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 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 — [sôlt] n. [ME < OE sealt, akin to Ger salz < IE base * sal , salt > L sal, Gr hāls, salt, Sans salila, salty] 1. sodium chloride, NaCl, a white, crystalline substance with a characteristic taste, found in natural beds, in sea water, etc …   English World dictionary

  • salt — ► NOUN 1) (also common salt) sodium chloride, a white crystalline substance which gives seawater its characteristic taste and is used for seasoning or preserving food. 2) Chemistry any compound formed by the reaction of an acid with a base, with… …   English terms dictionary

  • 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

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