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To take with a grain of salt


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To take with a grain of salt is to doubt what somebody says.

Sample Usage

1. Knowing his untruthful nature, none of Suyesh’s friends took his story about the fruit vendor with a grain of salt.

2. Despite his forceful speech, the audience took the politician’s words with a grain of salt.

3. Since the team leader had failed to take responsibility in the past, the other members took his words with a grain of salt.


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