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take it with a grain of salt

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take it with a grain of salt
take it with a grain of salt

Date: Jan 14 2016

Themes: Health, Work

Quote

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Fame comes and fame goes, but you have to be able to laugh about yourself and to take it with a grain of salt.

Actress Khloe Kardashian, talking about the importance of laughing at yourself (BrainyQuote)

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

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not take something seriously

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Have you ever been criticized for something at school or work? It is hard to hear something critical from a boss or a teacher, and it can make you sad or angry. When you get home, your family or friends tell you not to worry and to take it with a grain of salt.

To take it with a grain of salt means to not take something too seriously. Sometimes, it is good to take things with a grain of salt because worrying too much can make us sick!

Actress Khloe Kardashian is constantly in the spotlight. She knows that she has to take her fame with a grain of salt. If she took everything people said about her seriously, she would go crazy!

What do you take with a grain of salt?

Examples

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“Sure, I’m honored to receive his praise, but I’ll take it with a grain of salt. He is my father, after all.”

“I’m sorry she yelled at you, but try to take it with a grain of salt. She’s having a bad day.”

“She always tries to take compliments with a grain of salt. She doesn’t want to get a big ego.”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

Manu4 Not to take something too seriously.
by Manu4
When mom give me some information about something, i always take what she says with a grain of salt because i know that she is not always tell the truth.
by Vidya Rianti Siahaan

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makin02

makin02

Algeria

I’m always taking things laughter and joking, but some people do not like to be happy. But I don’t  care for them. I always kidding…...but not with Director in the work lol

12:54 PM Jan 14 2016 |

a2020

a2020

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I have many problems in my life but i keep going and  i take them with grain of salt.

11:35 AM Jan 14 2016 |

Wuthering

United States

Trump is just angry about Middleeast immigrant people , but he just takes it with a grain of salt . is it correct meaning which I am trying to express ? 

07:51 AM Jan 14 2016 |

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Snowie

Snowie

Turkey

In order to avoid unnecessary stress we should take things with a grain of salt. 

10:42 PM Jan 13 2016 |

MotherEarth

Canada

When I was kid at the elementary school I had criticized a lot of times because I was a kind of kid that would be listen to my teacher and I could not able to take it with a grain of salt .
The result of that made me so mad from my teacher .

07:39 PM Jan 13 2016 |

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