noun a grain of salt
|grain of salt
A bit of common-sensical skepticism. Generally used in some form of to take with a grain of salt.
- I'd take anything I read in that paper with a .
Etymology: From Latin cum grano salis, literally with a grain of salt, figuratively with a bit of common sense.
- Dutch: korreltje zout (iets met een korreltje zout nemen)
Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for grain of salt for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.