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.
See also: corn, earn
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earn your corn

put in a lot of effort for your wages. British informal
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They earn their corn when they take points off the big boys."
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It is about time our leaders started to earn their corn.
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