take what (one) says with a pinch of salt

take what (one) says with a pinch of salt

To consider or evaluate something one says while keeping in mind that it may not be completely true or accurate, typically due to the unreliability of the source. Kevin said that you can get into the club for free if you wear red, but I always take what he says with a pinch of salt. That newspaper's just a scummy tabloid, so take whatever they say with a great big pinch of salt.
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