- 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.
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.
- “My favourite pop star was in the pub last night! She spent hours chatting with us and even bought a round, she’s the salt of the earth!”
- 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.