earn (one's) corn

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earn (one's) corn

To be worthy of the money that one is being paid. I think you should hire the most experienced candidate because she'll definitely earn her corn.
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earn your corn

BRITISH
If someone earns their corn, they are successful and therefore justify the money that has been spent, for example on employing or training them. New striker, Steve Menzies, earned his corn with a last-minute goal. Managers earn their corn in these difficult circumstances.
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earn your corn

put in a lot of effort for your wages. British informal
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Looking after an inexperienced rider will be good practice for High Premium, who is to be retired to the Northern Racing School at Bawtry, Nottinghamshire, where he will earn his corn by tutoring budding jockeys.
Prince Andrew, a Lieutenant Commander (couldn't he have got higher than this with HIS connections?) appears uncertain about precisely what he will do to earn his corn when he leaves the Senior Service.
His team were flying and things look after themselves when you win games but now is the time where he has to earn his corn as Rovers have hit a wall.
One up and Earl Shilton suddenly looked a better side and centre back Matt Wright had to earn his corn with a timely tackle.
So if he does get the job, technical consultant Giuliano Terraneo will really have to earn his corn this summer.
However, we have finally arrived at the correct manager, and boy is he going to earn his corn. Senor Benitez is like a ray of sunshine playing onto the club at last, and his appointment will hopefully herald a new change in policy from the previous discredited 'plan'.
It has led to Everton having to deal with the tricky situation of intense speculation over the future of John Stones while the centre-back is trying to earn his corn in defence.
Lendl will earn his corn in the week running up to his man's first match.
That's why Murray turned to Lendl at a time when he looked to have lost all belief that he could beat one of the top three players in the world when it really matters at a Grand Slam, and for the first time in the tournament Lendl will start to earn his corn tomorrow morning to make his charge believe he can upset Novak Djokovic in the second semi-final.
Electric The introduction of Riordan eventually gave Hibs some spark and they at last made Janos Balogh (below) earn his corn.
Basingstoke, managed by former Leeds and Nottingham Forest full back Frank Gray, played some attractive football and had a real livewire in top scorer David Pratt, who forced a good save from Glyn Thompson after seven minutes and made the County keeper earn his corn.
In the mind is where Cheika believes he will earn his corn over the next few weeks before the Heineken Cup Final in Edinburgh on May 23.
Pardew has to earn his corn now or back to the Championship we go.
And there is no doubt the Glasgow Warriors' second row will have to earn his corn in the February 5 opener as the Scots travel to Paris where they are assured of a frosty reception from reigning champions France.
A senior BBC drama producer said last night that it would be "rather interesting" to see 80s cop Gene brought forward to earn his corn in the present day.