English version

pinch of salt/pepper etc

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpinch of salt/pepper etcpinch of salt/pepper etcLITTLE/NOT VERYa small amount of salt, pepper etc that you can hold between your finger and thumb Add a pinch of salt to taste. pinch
Examples from the Corpus
pinch of salt/pepper etcWater during a fast nauseated him and he accordingly would add a pinch of salt or bicarbonate of soda.Add remaining coconut milk and a pinch of salt and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.Luckily a pinch of salt got rid of them, leaving behind a blood-stained sock.I take all that fame with a pinch of salt.Course Moira always has had a vivid imagination, you have to take what she says with a pinch of salt.While the first statement is no doubt true, the second must be taken with a pinch of salt.A pinch of salt in each bowl stops the mosquitoes breeding in the water.
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