any former model worth her salt

italiano
#1
Ciao a tutti
ecco il contesto: indagine di polizia. Interrogatorio di sospettata.

Polizia: Derek took 25 grand from an account that initially led us in circles-- the Sunfire account.

Sospettata: Well, this isn't possible. I didn't even sign this. Wait a minute.September 29th? I wasn't evenin the country

Polizia: We know.The date it was signed? Smack-dab in the middleof Paris Fashion Week. I knew that any former model worth her salt would've been there, and of course, after checking flight records, you were in Paris.

Non capisco il significato di "worth her salt"

Grazie mille per l'aiuto,
ciao ciao
 
  • dulwich

    Senior Member
    English
    #3
    Ïn old times people were sometimes paid in salt-cake as it was a form of currency. (salt was an important commodity in preserving food.). "Worth her salt" therefore literally means worth her wages but puli dog's tranlation gives the gist of the expression.
     
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