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take something with a pinch/grain of salt

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtake something with a pinch/grain of salttake something with a pinch/grain of saltinformalBELIEVE# 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. salt
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take something with a pinch/grain of saltBut since he never even notices that Howard is himself Howard takes this with a pinch of salt.I try to take everything with a grain of salt.We took her to a psychic reader about a month ago-we take that with a grain of salt.
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