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EtymologyEdit

From the Roman practice of paying wages in the form of bags of salt.

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AdjectiveEdit

worth one's salt

  1. (idiomatic) Competent or adept, especially at one's occupation.
    Any doctor worth his salt should be able to correctly diagnose the illness.
    • 12 December 2018, Charles Bramesco, AV Club A spoonful of nostalgia helps the calculated Mary Poppins Returns go down[1]
      She does the same thing as any parent worth their salt, and gets rambunctious youngsters engaged in daily drudgeries by refashioning the quotidian as adventure.

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