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Take it with a grain of salt (Words, Sayings, and Slogans)

"You must know this little trip to Mexico might lead me to take that statement with a grain of salt."

To take something "with a grain of salt" means to be skeptical of what one is being told. It comes from Pliny the Elder's Naturalis Historia, which includes a story about an antidote to a poison. One of the antidote's ingredients is a grain of salt, so the conclusion is that taking a grain of salt when threatened with the poison reduces the danger, so you don't have to take the threat too seriously. Incidentally, there is no known antidote to any modern poison that includes salt. So, yeah. Isn't Wikipedia awesome?

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