Idiom of the Day: “Take with a grain of salt”
Definition: To “take with a grain of salt” means to not take what someone says too seriously. You accept what they said, but also remain skeptical about the validity, or truth, of their statement.
This idiom comes from the idea that food is more easily swallowed if taken with a small amount of salt.
Example of contextual usage:
“This piece of news appears to be a blown up account of what actually happened. I’ll take it with a grain of salt.”