take something with a pinch (or grain) of salt


take something with a pinch (or grain) of salt
take something with a pinch (or grain) of salt
regard something as exaggerated; believe only part of something.
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  • 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… …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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 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 — • 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 (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

  • grain of salt — If you should take something with a grain of salt, you shouldn t necessarily believe it all. ( pinch of salt is an alternative) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • grain of salt —    If you should take something with a grain of salt, you shouldn t necessarily believe it all. ( pinch of salt is an alternative)    If you should take something with a grain of salt, you shouldn t accept it as true without looking more… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • salt — [sɔ:lt, sɒlt] noun 1》 (also common salt) sodium chloride, a white crystalline substance which gives seawater its characteristic taste and is used for seasoning or preserving food.     ↘literary something which adds freshness or piquancy. 2》… …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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