English version

the salt of the earth

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthe salt of the earththe salt of the earthGOOD/MORALsomeone who is ordinary but good and honest salt
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the salt of the earthRobert D.. Raven is the salt of the earth.The backbone of the nation, the salt of the earth.The homeless are not the salt of the earth.That he's the salt of the earth?
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