Posted by: Dutch | November 24, 2009

Salt of the earth

Meaning

Those of great worth and reliability.

Origin

From the Bible, Matthew 5:13 (King James Version):

“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.”

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