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EtymologyEdit

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

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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