worth one’s salt


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. 2015.

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

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

  • worth one's salt — phrasal of substantial or significant value or merit …   New Collegiate Dictionary