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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.
See also: cause, worthy

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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