The saying came from the old cure for poison - a pinch of salt. Salt was said to have healing properties, so to eat a meal 'with a pinch of salt' meant that you suspected the meal of being poisoned.
Don't take it too seriously.
The saying is actually "Take is with a grain of salt". And it means kind of like grin and bear it.
To take with a grain of salt means to somewhat accept something, but to remain skeptical. Or it could mean to not take someone too seriously. Example: "My younger sister told me that the sky was green with purple polka dots this morning, but you have to take what she says with a grain of salt."
To take something with a grain of salt is American English colloquial from 1647, from Modern Latin 'cum grano salis', implying disbelief, requiring eventual conclusion.
To take something that someone says with a grain of salt means that you should not necessarily believe everything he/she tells you.
What she says with a grain of salt
Take it with a grain of salt - I always thought of this as an all encompassing saying meaning "consider your sources", "It may not be wholly true", "Don't take is as gospel", "Don't believe everything you read" it's a kind of warning to stay slightly sceptical about the information you have just been given.
To take something with a "grain of salt" is to not take something too seriously. For example, I take everything that politicians say with a grain of salt, because history shows us that politicians aren't that reliable for the most part. That's my opinion.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Above is wrongTo take a statement with 'a grain of salt' or 'a pinch of salt' means to accept it but to maintain a degree of skepticism about its truth.The origin derives from "Pliny's Naturalis Historia, 77 A.D".
Take them with a grain of salt, but don't ignore/dismiss them.
It's originally a Latin expression, cum grano salis.
you take the chicken to the other side then take the grain but take the chicken back then take the fox to the grain and take the chicken to the fox and grain.
(You) is the understood subject of the sentence. The adverbial phrase is "what she says with a grain of salt." Try replacing the words that seem to modify the verb (which is what an adverb does) with something you are certain is an adverb. This will help to figure out what is what. For example: You take my heart. "My heart" is describing what is being taken. (who, what, when, where or how = adverbs)
Presuming the Internet is accurate (take it with a grain of salt), his net worth in 2015 is 150 Million
The first entry is:"The most AMAZING person alive.Brandon makes me feel special."But that was probably written by a Brandon or Brandon's girlfriend, so take it with a grain of salt.
To take with a grain of salt is used of an account or a claim that we do not entirely believe, or know is an exaggeration, but are not going to dispute. This sentence suggests that Psychometric analyses are more than a little hard to swallow, requiring more than a grain of salt.
It's like saying, "Take that! And that! And take that!"
If the Internet is accurate (take it with a grain of salt) Matt's net worth is 500 million dollars.
Presuming the Internet is accurate, take it with a grain of salt, he is worth from 310 to 400 million dollars.
I don't speak Japanese but I do watch a lot of anime so take this with a grain of salt. :) I think it is "chichiwe".
That's a good thing! This depends on the kind of guy he is. If he is a player and/or has had many gf's, take the I Love You with a grain of salt. If he is a nice and sincere guy, then tell him you love him back!! but only tell him if you really mean it.
Reportedly, Matt's net worth is 500 million. Naturally this is from the Internet so take it w/ a grain of salt.
Humm - Looks like anyone can post and edit these comments - I would take everything on this site with a grain of salt...
I would take it with a "grain of salt" and turn it back on him as a joke. When he realizes what he said he may be embarrassed .
Of course. If the Internet is accurate (take it with a grain of salt) Matt's net worth is 500 million dollars.
Tigers and sea lions are the most note worthy. Rumors have it that he is terrified of Shakira, but take that with a grain of salt.