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Take with a grain of salt

DEFINITION

Be wary of believing an explanation or confession. Don’t completely believe what you were told. Like home cooking that isn’t completely tasty, you may need to add salt to make it palatable, so this phrase suggests what you’ve been told may also need further information or investigation.

 

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