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. Any graphic designer worth their salt is well-versed in computer programs like Photoshop.
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