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The meaning of "take with a grain of salt"

" Take with a grain of salt "
Don't take what someone says too seriously - the the implication that it isn't true.
She says that she's Prince Charles' niece. I'd take that with a grain of salt if I were you.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 17th century. From a Latin source, possibly Pliny.
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