salt of the earth

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A decent, dependable, unpretentious person.

Etymology:

  • From Old English a calque translation of verse from New Testament Book of Matthew 5:13
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'salt of the earth':

salt of the earthA most worthy person.
Salt of the EarthSomeone who is considered good, upright and noble
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