Useful Idioms – part 30
The salt of the earth = a very good and honest person.
- You will be fine working for someone like him. He’s the salt of the earth.
- Don’t worry ,even with all his success Robin is still the salt of the earth. He donates most of salary to charity and volunteers weekly at the hospital.
- Frank’s mother is the salt of the earth. She has five children of her own and yet fosters three others.
Go to the ends of the earth = do anything possible.
- She’d go to the ends of the earth to save her child.
- After failing the CLAT exam twice already, he would go to the ends of the earth to pass it.
- We would go to the ends of the earth to please her.
To fall on stony ground= be ignored or badly received.
- Unfortunately, my advice fell on stony ground.
- Her speech about the need for a peaceful solution to the crisis fell on stony ground.
- Alan’s charming smile fell on stony ground with her.
- Some initiatives have already fallen on stony ground.