from Missouri

from Missouri

requiring proof; needing to be shown something in order to believe it. (From the nickname for the state of Missouri, the Show Me State.) You'll have to prove it to me. I'm from Missouri. She's from Missouri and has to be shown.
See also: Missouri
References in classic literature ?
Driven from Vermont, driven from Illinois, driven from Ohio, driven from Missouri, driven from Utah, we shall yet find some independent territory on which to plant our tents.
In December, The Weekly Standard, as staunch a friend as Ashcroft has in the media, did a laudatory cover story on "General Ashcroft," praising the fightin' spirit that 9/II brought out in the former senator from Missouri.
Missouri Public Service is a division of UtiliCorp United, a company formed in 1985 from Missouri Public Service.
Specifically, if the Purchasers do not receive required approvals from Missouri regulators relating to the utility assets in Missouri (the "Missouri Assets") within twelve months of closing, the Missouri Assets will be reconveyed to the Company, the transaction involving the Missouri Assets will be rescinded, and the Company will be obligated to return to the Purchasers approximately $3.
This rate case settlement is completely separate from Missouri Public Service's costs incurred during the recent ice storm that affected customers in 15 counties of our service territory," said Ness.
was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Missouri Western State College, St.