lesson 79 – take it with a grain of salt

take it with salt

Learn English: Daily Easy English Expression 0079: take it with a grain of salt

take something with a pinch/grain of salt    informal    to not completely believe what someone tells you, because you know that they do not always tell the truth:
Most of what he says should be taken with a pinch of salt.

2.

to not completely believe something that you are told, because you think it is unlikely to be true:

-You have to take everything she says with a pinch of salt, because she tends to exaggerate.

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