take with a grain/pinch of salt

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.

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  • 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 or pinch of salt — idi take with a grain or pinch of salt, to be somewhat skeptical about …   From formal English to slang

  • 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

  • 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

  • with\ a\ pinch\ of\ salt — • with a grain of salt • with a pinch of salt See: take with a grain of salt …   Словарь американских идиом

  • with\ a\ grain\ of\ salt — • with a grain of salt • with a pinch of salt See: take with a grain of salt …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take\ smth\ 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

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