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Take it with a pinch of salt

Posted by Leigh on June 10, 2003

I've always thought this meant don't take what someones saying to be 100% fact. eg I take everything john says with a pinch of salt.

I thought it came from flavorings, things are easier to swallow when flavored, this doesnt seem to relate to the meaning.

Can any one clear this up for me, please