"Put some salt in it"

Posted by R. Berg on September 16, 2001

In Reply to: "Put some salt in it" posted by Patty on September 14, 2001

: Recently I heard someone use the phrase "put some salt in it". The use was obviously figurative, but I really did not know quite what was meant. Is this a common phrase? Does it have a general meaning as a metaphor?
: Thanks. - Patty

Not a common phrase to my knowledge. What was the context--put some salt in what? May be equivalent to "spice it up"--would that fit?