Let’s Take it With a Pinch of Salt
To take something with a pinch of salt is quite a common idiom in the English-speaking world. And although I try not to use idioms too often, because I prefer using plain language, this is one I do use.
If you take something with a pinch of salt, it means that you don’t completely believe it.
So how do we use it? Here’s an example:
A colleague of mine told me that she speaks over 15 languages fluently. I take everything she says with a pinch of salt because I know she loves to exaggerate!
Do you know of a similar idiom in German?