the salt of the earth

noun phrase

: a very good and honest person or group of people
These folks are the salt of the earth.

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“The salt of the earth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20salt%20of%20the%20earth. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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