from the horse's mouth


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(straight) from the horse's mouth

Fig. from an authoritative or dependable source. (See also .) I know it's true! I heard it straight from the horse's mouth! This comes straight from the horse's mouth, so it has to be believed.
See also: mouth

(straight) from the horse's mouth

from someone who has the facts “Are you sure she's leaving?” “Definitely, I heard it straight from the horse's mouth.”
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(straight) from the horse's mouth

if you get information about something from the horse's mouth, you get it from someone who is involved in it and knows a lot about it 'Are you sure she's leaving?' 'Definitely, I heard it straight from the horse's mouth.'
See eat like a horse, I could eat a horse, You can lead a horse to water
See also: mouth

from the horse's mouth

From a reliable source, on the best authority. For example, I have it from the horse's mouth that he plans to retire next month. Also put as straight from the horse's mouth, this expression alludes to examining a horse's teeth to determine its age and hence its worth. [1920s]
See also: mouth
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