Complete Definition of "grain of salt"

English

Etymology
From Latin cum grano salis, literally with a grain of salt, figuratively with a bit of common sense.

Noun

a grain of salt

  1. 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 grain of salt.

Translations
Dutch: korreltje zout (iets met een korreltje zout nemen)
Swedish: en nypa salt

id:grain of salt

Revision and Credits for"grain of salt"
  • 2007-12-06 23:23 - Pengo - remove "(the head being presumed filled with salt)". Sounds silly to me, and disagrees with Wikipedia's entry.

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