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cum grano salis

Latinization of "with a grain of salt," almost always preceded by "take" (as with the English equivalent), meaning to regard with a degree of skepticism or without being taken literally. All of the jubilation over the new president should, as ever, be taken cum grano salis, as no single person will be able to fix the entire country's problems. Jeff's stories tend to be rather exaggerated, so you should usually take them cum grano salis.
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References in classic literature ?
Of course my statement must be taken cum grano, since I am writing from the dictation of a clerk of the Russian consul, who kindly translated for me, time being short.
De cada gotita de extracto se obtiene un grano de polvo seco.
In a guest editorial last month, Grano focused on the need for diligence in managing power grids.
com)-- GRANO Coffee, a unique concept has announced that they are expanding through franchising.
He beat a guy called Tony Grano - a top American - and knocked him out in two rounds so he is a dangerous fighter.
Daniel Grano, lead author of the paper and an associate professor at University of North Carolina Charlotte, wanted to see what role that landmark game had in New Orleans' recovery.
superstrada-- il grano e a quota venti, un giaciglio inespugnabile per
The Italian-American Entertainment Council (IAEC), an informal association of television executives of Italian-American origin, celebrated its second anniversary last August at Il Grano Restaurant in Los Angeles.
I've always had a garage, and I've always built things," says Folsom founder Jordan Grano.
As its name suggests, broad bean Extra Precoce a Grano Violetto is purple seeded.
The winning team was Rachel Heflin and Aidan Grano of Patrick Henry College.
Generating interest is exactly the point of the Stream Team, coordinator Jim Grano said.
One would think so, leafing through American Power: Potential and Limits in the 21st Century, a book-length collection of public lectures delivered to Toronto's business and political elite at the upscale Grano restaurant.
Five-course bollito misto winter dinners (multiple meats and vegetables boiled together) are $49 with magnums of wine at 20 percent discount at Il Grano, 11359 Santa Monica Blvd.
And then there are the titles of the individual works (all 2005), among them Circo incisione d'incapace, o il campo di grano placcato d'oro (Circus Engraving of the Incapable, or The Gold-Plated Wheat Field)--kitchen brooms; Carnevale al macello (Carnival at the Slaughterhouse)--ladles; L'idra aulico solido con una marcia in piu (The Solid Courtly Hydra with an Extra Gear)--plungers; La classica sindone di chi ha le mani in pasta (The Classic Shroud of One Who Has a Finger in Every Pie)--other kitchen utensils.