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.”
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Place the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt on parchment or wax paper.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Sticky Toffee Pudding|Carla Hall|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Whisk in the half and half and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and season liberally with salt.
Remove from heat and stir in the walnuts, rum, powdered sugar, and salt until fully incorporated.
And I have not had the first morsel of food prepared from this grain offered me since I reached the shores of Europe.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
The Afghan was true to his salt, and their own retainers, who had come with them from Lucknow, remained steadfast at this crisis.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Even if poverty were gone, the flail could still beat hard enough upon the grain and chaff of humanity.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
Robert Fitzgerald received a patent in England for making salt water fresh.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
The men arrived in very bad condition, and many of them blinded with the salt water which had dashed into their eyes.