It went against the grain of salt

An attorney was referring to a client who had fibbed about a number of things.  The attorney felt that one of his client’s statements was true, and that “it went against the grain of salt”.  This is a wonderful mix of “go against the grain” (not what is usually said) and “grain of salt” (skeptically or with reservations).  A kernel of truth also comes to mind.  The unintentional merging of the two idioms is ingenious as it describes a person who is rarely truthful.  Kudos to Sam Edelmann for sending this one in.

2 Comments on “It went against the grain of salt”

  1. Doobster418 says:

    The attorney would have been fine if he just left off “of salt” at the end.

  2. davemalaphor says:

    True, but adding “of salt” brings extra meaning to his comment.

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