take something with a pinch of salt

take something with a pinch of salt
take (something) with a pinch of salt British & Australian, American & Australian if you take what someone says with a pinch of salt, you do not completely believe it.

You have to take everything she says with a pinch of salt. She has a tendency to exaggerate.

It's interesting to read the reports in the newspapers, but I tend to take them with a grain of salt.


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  • take something with a pinch of salt — phrase to doubt the truth or value of something If I were you, I’d take his advice with a pinch of salt. Thesaurus: to not trust or believe someone or somethingsynonym Main entry: salt * * * take (something) with a pinch of salt see …   Useful english dictionary

  • take something with a pinch of salt — to doubt the truth or value of something If I were you, I d take his advice with a pinch of salt …   English dictionary

  • take something with a pinch (or grain) of salt — regard something as exaggerated; believe only part of something. → salt …   English new terms dictionary

  • take something with a grain of salt — take something with a grain (or pinch) of salt regard something as exaggerated; believe only part of something take a stock tip with a grain of salt …   Useful english dictionary

  • take with a pinch of salt — take (something) with a pinch of salt British & Australian, American & Australian if you take what someone says with a pinch of salt, you do not completely believe it. You have to take everything she says with a pinch of salt. She has a tendency… …   New idioms dictionary

  • take with a pinch of salt — see under ↑salt1 • • • Main Entry: ↑pinch * * * take (something) with a pinch of salt see ↑salt, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑pinch …   Useful english dictionary

  • take with a pinch of salt — • take (smth) with a grain of salt • take (smth) with a pinch of salt (smth) not take seriously something someone has said You can take everything that he says with a grain of salt. Digest 16/2002 (smth) to be skeptical or cautious about… …   Idioms and examples

  • take something with a grain/pinch of salt — take (something) with a grain/pinch of salt informal : to not completely believe (something) : to be doubtful about the truth or accuracy of (something) He seems confident, but you should take what he says with a grain of salt. • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • take with a grain of salt — • take (smth) with a grain of salt • take (smth) with a pinch of salt (smth) not take seriously something someone has said You can take everything that he says with a grain of salt. Digest 16/2002 (smth) to be skeptical or cautious about… …   Idioms and examples

  • take with a grain/pinch of salt — take (something) with a grain/pinch of salt informal : to not completely believe (something) : to be doubtful about the truth or accuracy of (something) He seems confident, but you should take what he says with a grain of salt. • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

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