take with a grain of salt


take with a grain of salt
regard with suspicion, not treat with seriousness, not accept as certain

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • take with a grain of salt — take (something) with a grain of salt to consider something to be not completely true or right. I ve read the article, which I take with a grain of salt. Related vocabulary: hard to swallow Etymology: based on the idea that food tastes better and …   New idioms dictionary

  • take with a grain of salt — see under ↑salt1 • • • Main Entry: ↑grain …   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\ 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 — 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 grain of salt —    To say that certain information should be taken with a grain of saltmeans that you doubt its accuracy.     I hear the tuition fees are going to be reduced, but that should be taken with a grain of salt …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • take with a grain of salt — See take it with a grain of salt …   English idioms

  • 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 — Synonyms and related words: admit, admit exceptions, allow, allow for, awake a doubt, be diffident, be doubtful, be dubious, be skeptical, be uncertain, call in question, challenge, concede, consider, consider the circumstances, consider the… …   Moby Thesaurus


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