take with a grain of salt


take with a grain of salt
Synonyms and related words:
admit, admit exceptions, allow, allow for, awake a doubt, be diffident, be doubtful, be dubious, be skeptical, be uncertain, call in question, challenge, concede, consider, consider the circumstances, consider the source, contest, discount, dispute, disregard, distrust, doubt, grant, greet with skepticism, half believe, harbor suspicions, have reservations, lift temporarily, make allowance for, misgive, mistrust, provide for, query, question, raise a question, relax, relax the condition, scruple, set aside, smell a rat, suspect, take account of, take into account, take into consideration, throw doubt upon, treat with reserve, waive

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  • take with a grain of salt — take (something) with a grain of salt to consider something to be not completely true or right. I ve read the article, which I take with a grain of salt. Related vocabulary: hard to swallow Etymology: based on the idea that food tastes better and …   New idioms dictionary

  • take with a grain of salt — see under ↑salt1 • • • Main Entry: ↑grain …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 grain of salt — also[take 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… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take with a grain of salt — also[take 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… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take with a grain of salt —    To say that certain information should be taken with a grain of saltmeans that you doubt its accuracy.     I hear the tuition fees are going to be reduced, but that should be taken with a grain of salt …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • take with a grain of salt — See take it with a grain of salt …   English idioms

  • take with a grain of salt — ► take with a pinch (or grain) of salt regard as exaggerated. Main Entry: ↑salt …   English terms dictionary

  • take with a grain of salt — regard with suspicion, not treat with seriousness, not accept as certain …   English contemporary dictionary