Idiom: to take something with a pinch of salt

take something with a pinch of salt

to not automatically believe something, not immediately assume that someone is telling the truth

  • You should take what she says with a pinch of salt – she’s always exaggerating.

pinch of salt

Stuart is an English teacher and runs the Speakspeak website. He currently lives in Prague and has been teaching for over 20 years. See all posts by Stuart

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