• To take something with a grain of salt means to take what someone says lightly, especially with advice.

  • To be skeptical; to not believe something that you are told.

  • Having doubts about the truth or accuracy of what they say.

1. Grandpa Joe likes to tell us stories but we take them with a grain of salt because he exaggerates.


2. The information you find on the internet should be taken with a grain of salt.


3. I’m getting the news second hand so take it with a grain of salt.


4. Here’s some advice about stock tips. Take them with a grain of salt!

depending on, doubtfully, doubtingly, dubiously, granted on certain terms, guarded, limited, provisional, questioningly, restrictive, suspiciously, tentative, with reservations, with strings attached

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