take\ smth\ with\ a\ grain\ of\ salt


take\ smth\ 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.

We took Uncle George's stories of the war with a pinch of salt.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • 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

  • 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 pinch 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\ 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