Sample sentence – "If that "good field, no hit" second baseman can't move runners over when we need him to, I'm not sure he's worth his salt or the salary we pay him!"
"a form of periodic payment from an employer to an employee" from the Latin noun salarium
meaning "stipend, salary, pension" perhaps from the Latin noun sal, salis
meaning "salt" since Roman soldiers were alleged to have been paid an allowance for purchasing salt if they did well on the battlefields OR because they protected Rome's valuable salt supplies (All information is from www.wikipedia.org
RELATED WORDS/PHRASES – saline, salami, salad, sausage, silt, salsa, sauce; perhaps saliva too
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