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the laborer is worthy of his hire

proverb Workers should or deserve to be paid. The phrase comes from the Bible. You did a fine job in the stables, Edgar. I have some money for you, as the laborer is worthy of his hire.
See also: hire, of, worthy

worthy cause

A cause that merits attention, aid, or action due to an inherent goodness of values or intention. The lawyer decided to waive her fees because she felt that the young man's case was a worthy cause.
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worthy of the name

Having earned the right to a particular title or designation due to one's skill, integrity, reputation, etc. No physician worthy of the name would prescribe this drug to his patients. There wasn't a single theatre critic worthy of the name in the audience, judging by the totally biased, copy-pasted reviews the play received the next morning.
See also: name, of, worthy
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

worthy of the name

deserving to be so called; good enough to enjoy a specific designation. There was not an actor worthy of the name in that play. Any art critic worthy of the name would know that painting to be a fake.
See also: name, of, worthy
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

worthy of the name

Deserving a name or description, as in Any artist worthy of the name can draw better than that. This expression uses worthy of in the sense of "deserving by reason of merit," a usage dating from about 1300.
See also: name, of, worthy
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

worthy of the ˈname

(also worth the ˈname) (formal) deserving to be called good: Any doctor worthy of the name would help an injured man in the street.
See also: name, of, worthy
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There were 18 air worthiness inspectors in 2014 before a slight increase to 21 in 2015 and 27 in 2016.
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PC Rob Owen said: "It's a way of exchanging different techniques of enforcing speed limits, mobile phone bans the wearing of seatbelts and checking road worthiness of vehicles."
LACROSS recently underwent the rigors of a nearly two-week thermal testing ordeal that measured the satellite's flight worthiness, say officials, who explain it was subjected to thermal cycles ranging from 230 degrees Fahrenheit to a low of-40 degrees while in simulated launch, on-orbit turn-on and the cruise phase to impact on the moon.
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Personally, I think media labelling of a professional merely as a 'geographer', instead of divulging his or her full role or background, would detract from their worthiness to comment on often highly complex or specialised topics, and ultimately reduce the story's credibility.
He begins by defining self esteem, continuing to show how it is a balance of competence and worthiness, and takes this two-factor approach into descriptions of new research in the major paradoxes and problems with assessment.
The IFC will work with several South African retail banks and the credit bureau system over the next three years to improve the credit reporting environment and credit worthiness for small business in South Africa.
There was no "you" / except a kind of guess; that maybe someone / here or there would catch a drift / of wit or recognition, or, forgive my un- / worthiness, Inspiration.
Dun & Bradstreet (and other reporting agencies') credit ledgers ranked men by their individual achievements and credit worthiness, in ways that "calibrated [personal] identity in the language of commodity." (p.