grain of salt (with a)


grain of salt (with a)
 Less than certitude.
 ► “Part of the problem: too-rosy projections. Market studies must be taken ‘with a grain of salt,’ says Mr. Caden.” (Wall Street Journal, April 18, 1996, p. A1)

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  • with\ a\ grain\ of\ salt — • with a grain of salt • with a pinch of salt See: take with a grain of salt …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Grain of salt — (With) a grain of salt, in modern English, is an idiom which means to view something with skepticism, or to not take it literally.[1] It derives from the Latin phrase, (cum) grano salis. Since in Italy to have salt in your pumpkin (avere sale in… …   Wikipedia

  • grain of salt — If you should take something with a grain of salt, you shouldn t necessarily believe it all. ( pinch of salt is an alternative) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • grain of salt —    If you should take something with a grain of salt, you shouldn t necessarily believe it all. ( pinch of salt is an alternative)    If you should take something with a grain of salt, you shouldn t accept it as true without looking more… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • grain of salt — noun A bit of common sense and skepticism. Generally used in some form of to take with a grain of salt. Id take anything I read in that paper with a grain of salt …   Wiktionary

  • with a grain of salt — or[with a pinch of salt] See: TAKE WITH A GRAIN OF SALT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • with a grain of salt — or[with a pinch of salt] See: TAKE WITH A GRAIN OF SALT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • with a grain of salt — he s a spinner of tales, so take what he says with a grain of salt Syn: with reservations, with misgivings, skeptically, cynically, doubtfully, doubtingly, suspiciously, quizzically, incredulously …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • with a grain of salt — phrasal Etymology: trans. of L cum grano salis : with some reservation or allowance : with caution take some of his more optimistic predictions with a grain of salt …   Useful english dictionary

  • with a grain of salt — skeptically, questioningly; with reservations (e.g., take your friend s advice with a grain of salt ) …   English contemporary dictionary