- worst case,
- worth one's salt,
- worth one's weight in gold,
- worth one's while,
Origin of wort1
Origin of wort2
Examples from the Web for wort
It is unpasteurized and unfiltered, and the wort reaches the boiling point but never boils.
The furnace door must be opened, and the fire damped or regulated to suit the boiling of the wort.
Wort, in turn, was ignominiously night-capped by the sheet, for it completely covered him.The Knights of the White Shield|Edward A. Rand
Not one of the least recommendations of this St. John's Wort is that it can be grown with great success under the shade of trees.
Word Origin for wort
"a plant," Old English wyrt "root, herb," from Proto-Germanic *wurtiz (cf. Old Saxon wurt, Old Norse, Danish urt, Old High German wurz "plant, herb," German Wurz, Gothic waurts, Old Norse rot "root"), from PIE root *wrad- "twig, root" (see radish). St. John's wort attested from 15c.