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Meaning of "with a grain of salt" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WITH A GRAIN OF SALT

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WHAT DOES WITH A GRAIN OF SALT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Grain of salt

" a grain of salt," is an idiom which means to view something with skepticism, or to not take it literally.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WITH A GRAIN OF SALT

with a bang
with a capital letter
with a difference
with a pinch of salt
with a vengeance
with a view to
with a will
with all one´s heart
with all the trimmings
with an eye to
with bad grace
with bated breath
with child
with egg on one´s face
with good grace
with impunity
with it
with might and main
with one accord
with one voice

WORDS THAT END LIKE WITH A GRAIN OF SALT

acid salt
Attic salt
coarse-grain salt
common salt
complex salt
cooking salt
diazonium salt
double salt
garlic salt
Glauber salt
Glauber´s salt
kitchen salt
kosher salt
onium salt
Rochelle salt
rock salt
salt
sea salt
sulfonium salt
table salt
with a pinch of salt

Synonyms and antonyms of with a grain of salt in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «with a grain of salt» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WITH A GRAIN OF SALT

Find out the translation of with a grain of salt to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of with a grain of salt from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «with a grain of salt» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

用一粒盐
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

con un grano de sal
570 millions of speakers

English

with a grain of salt
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नमक की एक अनाज के साथ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مع حبة الملح
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

с недоверием
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

com um grão de sal
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লবণ একটি শস্য সঙ্গে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

avec un grain de sel
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Dengan sebatian garam
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

mit einem Körnchen Salz
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

割り引いて
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

걸러서
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Karo gandum uyah
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

với một hạt muối
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உப்பு ஒரு தானிய கொண்டு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मीठ एक धान्य सह
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Bir tuz tozu ile
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

con un grano di sale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

z przymrużeniem oka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

з недовірою
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cu un bob de sare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

με ένα σπυρί αλατιού
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

met ´n korrel sout
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

med en nypa salt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

med en klype salt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of with a grain of salt

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WITH A GRAIN OF SALT»

The term «with a grain of salt» is very widely used and occupies the 6.494 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WITH A GRAIN OF SALT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about with a grain of salt

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7 QUOTES WITH «WITH A GRAIN OF SALT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word with a grain of salt.
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Yolanda Adams
You have to take criticism with a grain of salt because you're never going to please everybody.
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Chris Daughtry
If people say something rude or off-color, you have to take it with a grain of salt, because they don't know you.
3
Khloe Kardashian
Fame comes and fame goes, but you have to be able to laugh about yourself and to take it with a grain of salt.
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Gerald McRaney
What I know about Mike Tyson, I see in the boxing ring. As far as all of the gossip stuff that I hear about him, I know first hand to take that with a grain of salt.
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Bonnie Raitt
I'm happy to say that at 62, I think I've reached that point where stuff doesn't bother me as much, and my gratitude level has gone way up, especially having gone through the loss that I've had, and losing so many of the great artists that I was close to. They taught me how to see it with a grain of salt and a lot of humor and perspective.
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Hope Solo
I take everything with a grain of salt.
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Mickey Spillane
Hemingway hated me. I sold 200 million books, and he didn't. Of course most of mine sold for 25 cents, but still... you look at all this stuff with a grain of salt.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WITH A GRAIN OF SALT»

Discover the use of with a grain of salt in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to with a grain of salt and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and ...
With a revolutionary 4-week plan, GRAIN BRAIN teaches us how we can reprogram our genetic destiny for the better. GRAIN BRAIN is a #1 New York Times bestseller and a finalist for a 2013 Books for a Better Life award.
David Perlmutter, 2013
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Salt: A World History
The story of salt encompasses fields as disparate as engineering, religion, and food, all of which Kurlansky richly explores.
Mark Kurlansky, 2010
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Trading Without Gambling: Develop a Game Plan for Ultimate ...
I take all the news with a grain of salt. I'm also a person who likes to look everything up, so if you were wondering where the expression “a grain of salt” comes from, here is what I found. It's been used in the English language since 1647 and ...
Marcel Link, 2008
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PR 2.0: New Media, New Tools, New Audiences
I think when you use Wikipedia you should always take it with a grain of salt. As good as it is, there's always human error. Encyclopedia Britannica is riddled with errors, and even with a very high-quality product, the best work is still the nature ...
Deirdre K. Breakenridge, 2008
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Against the Grain
SineLaboreNihil read the Latin, “Nothing Without Work.” On the silver head of the cane was more Latin, PerArduaadAstra—“Through Struggle to the Stars.” On the metal tip of the cane was this motto, CumGranoSalis—“All With a Grain of Salt.
James Haydock, 2011
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Spinoza and Other Heretics: The Adventures of Immanence
A word of caution is in order here. The new causa sui which I attribute to Marx is, of course, meant to be taken with a grain of salt. Marx's overall principle of immanence is neither a divine nor a necessary being in the semitheological sense ot ...
Yirmiyahu Yovel, 1992
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Mars - A Warmer, Wetter Planet
TAKE IT WITH A GRAIN OF SALT There is much interest in the fate of the boulders. cobbles, pebbles, sand. silt. and clay which outflow channels would have dumped into the northern plains. Hellas. and Argyre. There is much debate about ...
Jeffrey S. Kargel, 2004
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Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . ...
The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban’s backyard Anyone who despairs of the individual’s power to change lives has to read the ...
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, 2006
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Reading the Old Testament: An Introduction
It is the story about a prophet, and right from the beginning we are warned to take this prophet with a grain of salt. The author has a great sense of literary style, full of abrupt changes of direction in thought, humor- 1:2-5 God's love for Israel over ...
Lawrence Boadt, 1984
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Secret Language of Signs
Are you going with the grain in your life? Are you involved in a situation that goes against the grain? ' Is there something in your life that you should have reservations about or take with a grain of salt? Grandfather ° A grandfather is a sign of the ...
Denise Linn, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WITH A GRAIN OF SALT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term with a grain of salt is used in the context of the following news items.
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Manchester United must take Barcelona win with a grain of salt
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has praised his youngsters, including Jesse Lingard and Adnan Januzaj, who both scored in Saturday's 3-1 defeat ... «ESPN FC, Jul 15»
2
Did Twitter predict El Chapo's escape? Take it with a grain of salt
Take it all with a big grain of salt, as neither Twitter nor the Mexican government has verified the authenticity of several messages. Guzman's escape through a ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
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For now, take Della Curry's story with a grain of salt
Until she does, her story ought to be taken with a handful of salt. To send a letter to the editor about this article, submit online or check out our guidelines for how ... «The Denver Post, Jun 15»
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Why You Should Take Tyson's Antibiotic Shift With a Grain of Salt
The nation's largest chicken producer says it will phase out human antibiotics by September 2017. What does it really mean? Why You Should Take Tyson's ... «Yahoo Food, May 15»
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With a Grain of Salt
It is estimated that the amount of salt required to maintain normal osmotic pressure and physiologic functions is about 200 mg of sodium per day. But in a typical ... «Science 2.0, Feb 15»
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Snow kidding: Take weather apps' forecasts with a grain of salt
Weather apps - convenient because they come preinstalled on your smart phone (in fact, you can't even remove them) - should be taken with enough salt to ... «Charleston Post Courier, Feb 15»
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Should You Take Your MD's Advice With a Grain of Salt?
It's time to take science with a grain of salt. I keep a close eye on medical studies. I want to stay healthy, so I try to follow recommendations — but good science is ... «Daily Reckoning, Jan 15»
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Salt avalanche buries cars after Chicago Morton Salt facility wall …
It will be hard to take this one with a grain of salt. A Chicago car dealership's vehicles were buried by an avalanche of salt after a wall at the nearby Morton Salt ... «New York Daily News, Dec 14»
9
Take Analyst Forecasts With A Grain Of Salt, Especially On Amazon
Investors need to take analysts' opinions with a grain of salt. Analysts are prone to use flawed methodologies, suffer from conflicts of interest, and make ... «Forbes, Oct 14»
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Taking Infestation with a Grain of Salt
A number of endangered plants and animals call this salt marsh home. One of them is the light-footed clapper rail, a cinnamon-and-gray, long-legged wading ... «SDSU Newscenter, Oct 14»

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