Idiom – Salt of the earth

  • Idiom – Salt of the earth
  • Meaning – This expression is used to refer to a person who is simple, honest and worthy. A very good person. Someone who is genuine and unpretentious.
  • This idiom is complimentary.
Usage:

When could you use this idiom?

  • You are describing a politician who is an honest and genuine nice person.
  • If you meet a movie star who enjoys spending time with fans.
  • Somebody you know spends free time helping those in need.
Example:
  • “My favourite pop start was in the pub last night! She spent hours chatting with us and even bought a round, she’s the salt of the earth!”
Discuss:
  • Is there an idiom like this in your country?
What is an idiom?

An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally.  An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its individual words, but has a separate meaning of its own.

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