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cum grano salis

(kʊm ˈɡrɑːnəʊ ˈsɑːlɪs)
adv
with a grain of salt; not too literally
References in classic literature ?
But when I know that it was by your special request, of course I must take his eulogy with a grain of salt.
One might take that with a grain of salt," I remarked sceptically.
They're quite the nicest fellows in the world, and what you have to tell them is a mere microbe to the camels I've made them swallow without a grain of salt.
One part per billion is roughly equivalent to a grain of salt in an Olympic-size swimming pool.
The simple rule is: take anything with the word ``simple'' in the title with a grain of salt.
But if you're thinking of signing up, take recruiters' promises with a grain of salt.
Klapisch fills his movie full of cinematic tricks (he varies the movie's speed, uses split screens and dissolves) and life lessons, most of which seem to be offered with a grain of salt.
Students said their parents have queried them about school discussions of the war and have expressed their own opinions, which some students took with a grain of salt.
said the unemployment report showed some good signs, but that it should be taken with a grain of salt.
If we don't pay for good highways, we'll end up paying for bad onesWE know to take Transportation California's recent study of the state's roads with a large grain of salt.
It shows people are able to take things with a grain of salt.