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Salt of the Earth

DEFINITION

Honest, hardworking and reliable person. Someone who can  be depended on to help or protect others. (Compare to Average Joe or All  American.)

“The guy doesn’t speak good English, dresses like a hobo but I will say he is loyal and the salt of the earth.”

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