To take a statement with a pinch (or grain) of salt means to accept it but to maintain reservations about its truth.
The idea comes from the fact that food is more easily swallowed if taken with a small amount of salt. Pliny the Elder translated an ancient antidote for poison with the words 'be taken fasting, plus a grain of salt'. Nevertheless, the phrase has been in use in English only since the 17th century. For example, John Trapp's Commentary, 1647:
"This is to be taken with a grain of salt."
I don't know, but a lot of people now days sure need to adhere to it more.
From the idea that not everything said is the truth.
yeah, from our loved ones that came before us, an old wives tale, just don't believe everything you hear. not everyone is honest and truthful.
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