Take it with a pinch of salt

Nicole H. Daily Life, Fun Facts, Newcomer Information

In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers”, let’s take a look at this expression: “Take it with a pinch of salt.”

What does “Take it with a pinch of salt” mean?

Take it with a pinch of salt” means:

  • Do not take it too seriously.


  • Martha often exaggerates the achievements she’s had in her painting career, so I take everything she says with a pinch of salt.
  • Don’t be upset at Tom’s harsh criticism about your project. He’s no expert so take it with a pinch of salt!

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