any (one) worth (one's) salt

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any (one) worth (one's) salt

A person who warrants respect in a certain field or area, typically because they do their job well. "Any" is typically followed by a particular profession or title. Any teacher worth his salt is able to inspire his students. Any doctor worth her salt is able to diagnose conditions accurately.
See also: any, salt, worth
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He ruffled some feathers among his fellow Republicans, as anyone worth his salt tends to do.
At the start of the book,Nicky says: ``We were the boys, we were always the boys and anyone worth his salt and honest enough to admit it knew that we were the boys''.
We wouldn't get anyone worth his salt until it's clear who was going to be the new owner," Jones said.
As anyone worth his salt in the PR business will tell you, contacts are very important, but having them doesn't guarantee that they'll buy every story you give them.
He's a class horse and the sort anyone worth his salt would want to ride.