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What does above the salt mean?

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above the salt

If someone is above the salt they are of high standing or honor.

The origin of the phrase dates back to the medieval times. Then salt which was a valuable seasoning was placed in the middle of a dining table and the lord and his family were seated "above the salt" and other guests or servants below.

(See also below the salt)


In medieval times lords used to sit above the salt.

This idiom is in the food category

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