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  1. salt of the earth(Noun)

    A most worthy person.

  2. salt of the earth(Noun)

    A decent, dependable, unpretentious person.

  3. Origin: From a calque translation of verse from New Testament Matthew V:13


  1. Salt of the Earth

    Salt of the Earth is a 1954 American drama film written by Michael Wilson, directed by Herbert J. Biberman, and produced by Paul Jarrico. All had been blacklisted by the Hollywood establishment due to their alleged involvement in communist politics. This drama film is one of the first pictures to advance the feminist social and political point of view. Its plot centers on a long and difficult strike, based on the 1951 strike against the Empire Zinc Company in Grant County, New Mexico. In the film, the company is identified as "Delaware Zinc," and the setting is "Zinctown, New Mexico." The film shows how the miners, the company, and the police react during the strike. In neorealist style, the producers and director used actual miners and their families as actors in the film.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of salt of the earth in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of salt of the earth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Rebecca West:

    The point is that nobody likes having salt rubbed into their wounds, even if it is the salt of the earth.

  2. Ruth Danielsen:

    They are the nicest humans you would ever want to meet, very polite, salt-of-the-earth types, they are always giving hay away to other ranchers who need it and donating money to local schools and charities, really nice people. Not the people the government should be going after.

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