cum grano salis

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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. It's really the most convincing story one could conceive; but unfortunately there's another point which will take more explaining away."
"A four-word disclaimer, 'large grain of salt', on any presidential pronouncements would probably do wonders for reducing the whipsaw volatility of the last week," said Jeffrey Halley, senior market analyst at OANDA.
"I would take with a significant grain of salt any Iranian assertion about actions that they've taken."
There is no grain of salt in the usefulness of mobile phones but its missuses have brought great losses for humanity.
"While there are people who take the story at face value, some take it with a grain of salt," the outlet quoted the source as saying.
Kaya parati naman with a grain of salt iyong pagtanggap natin ng balita," she said in Marawi City.
Feel lightheaded when you stand up?Take advice to eat more salt with, um, a grain of salt.
When a band appears after a member has starred in a hit show, it's expected to take them with a grain of salt and expect some of their fame to come from the actor's status.
What sounds like a reason to celebrate should be taken with a grain of salt. Leafy green areas that have been added to the Earth's surface since 2000 and were catalogued by NASA satellite MODIS appeared because of reforestation as well as agricultural activity.
Maybe people should [take surveys with a] grain of salt. Maybe true, maybe not,' Duterte-Carpio said.