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 their salt should be able to inspire their students. Any doctor worth her salt is able to diagnose conditions accurately.
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I can just see him putting an arm around Lingard and saying: 'Son, do you think you're as good as De Bruyne?' - and anyone worth his salt would reply: 'Yes.'
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.
I can just see him putting an arm around Lingard and saying: 'Son, do you think you're as good as De Bruyne?' - and anyone worth his salt would reply: 'Yes.' Mourinho would say: 'Well, go and prove it at the weekend then', and give Lingard the chance to take his red-hot form and growing confidence into another big game.
"Anyone worth his salt knows three miles on fast ground at Kempton would suit a horse like Best Mate more than my fellow, and the time was nine seconds under standard, which tells you something," added Henderson.