Meaning of “take sth with a pinch of salt” in the English Dictionary

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"take sth with a pinch of salt" in British English

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take sth with a pinch of salt

UK US take sth with a grain of salt

to not completely believe something that you are told, because you think it is unlikely to be true:

You have to take everything she says with a pinch of salt, because she tends to exaggerate.

(Definition of “take sth with a pinch of salt” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)