a common hard working man or person.
The farmer that loved his land but barely fed his family was the salt of the Earth.
by sarah January 02, 2004
Jes' folks; the 36 saints who uphold the world; ordinary people. See the song by the Rolling Stones. Origin in the New Testament.
Say a prayer for the hard-working people. Say a prayer for the salt of the earth.
by octopod November 30, 2003