take with a pinch of salt

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 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 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 v. phr. To accept or believe only in part; not accept too much. A man who says he is not a candidate for President should usually have his statement taken with a grain of salt …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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 with a pinch of salt — ► take with a pinch (or grain) of salt regard as exaggerated. Main Entry: ↑salt …   English terms dictionary

  • take with a grain of salt — also[take with a pinch of salt] {v. phr.} To accept or believe only in part; not accept too much. * /A man who says he is not a candidate for President should usually have his statement taken with a grain of salt./ * /We took Uncle George s… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take with a grain of salt — also[take with a pinch of salt] {v. phr.} To accept or believe only in part; not accept too much. * /A man who says he is not a candidate for President should usually have his statement taken with a grain of salt./ * /We took Uncle George s… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take with a pinch of salt — Meaning Accept a truth but with reservations. Origin The idea comes from the fact that food is more easily swallowed if taken with a small amount of salt. Pliny the elder translated an ancient antidote for poison with the words be taken fasting,… …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • take\ with\ a\ grain\ of\ salt — • take (smth) with a grain of salt • take (smth) with a pinch of salt v. phr. To accept or believe only in part; not accept too much. A man who says he is not a candidate for President should usually have his statement taken with a grain of salt …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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 of salt — ► take with a pinch (or grain) of salt regard as exaggerated. Main Entry: ↑salt …   English terms dictionary

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