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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45pm FOOTBALL managers really have to earn their corn when, like Derby, their team have lost the home leg of their playoff semi-final 3-0, writes James Milton.
It is in these circumstances that the coaches earn their Corn, and both Wane and Cunningham are just the kind of men who will make sure that their respective charges are ready for battle whenever they take the eld.
Welsh skipper Sam, who with his coach Warren Gatland piloted the Lions to glory on the 2013 tour to Australia, is poised to smash Ryan Jones' record of leading his country 33 times, while O'Connell, the captain on the Lions 2009 trip to South Africa, will win his 100th cap for the Emerald Isle on a day when the rival leaders will earn their corn at a pressure-packed Millennium Stadium.
Ensuring peers stay the day to earn their corn and kicking out jailbirds like Hanningfield should be just for starters.
That, says Croft, is where experienced Lions earn their corn.
This is where Alan Pardew and O'Neill will earn their corn.
They earn their corn when they take points off the big boys.
It wouldn't have mattered whether we had Craig or not, because too many players out there decided that they didn't want to work and earn their corn.
1 MANAGERS earn their corn when it comes to timing substitutions, so all credit to Carmarthen's Deryn Brace for getting it absolutely right yesterday.
It is about time our leaders started to earn their corn.
So with these three in together the boys on the bag are going to earn their corn this weekend - without even thinking about club selection
This is when brokers earn their corn, according to one leading expert.
The third option is to put a call out to the various agents and ask them to earn their corn by dredging up some individual to come in on loan.
Guys like Gordon Marshall, Brian Kerr, David Partridge and Paul Quinn are already making our physios earn their corn.