grain of salt

To “take something with a grain of salt” is to view a statement with a skeptical attitude. “She took the claim that he didn't want to be president with a grain of salt.”


Nearby words

  1. grain alcohol,
  2. grain coast,
  3. grain elevator,
  4. grain growth,
  5. grain of paradise,
  6. grain refiner,
  7. grain sorghum,
  8. grained,
  9. grainfield,
  10. grainger

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