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)
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