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be the salt of the earth

If you say that someone is the salt of the earth, you mean that they are a very good and honest person.
Translations of “be the salt of the earth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 是誠實善良的人, 是社會的中堅分子…
in Chinese (Simplified) 是诚实善良的人…
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