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the horse's mouth

A source of information regarded as original or unimpeachable.
See also: mouth

the horse's mouth

The source of a truthful or honest statement. A likely origin of the phrase is how a horse's age can be determined with a fair degree of accuracy by the number, length, and shape of its teeth. A seller might exaggerate an animal's age, but the merchandise's mouth would reveal the truth.
See also: mouth
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8) Adjust the length of the face strap so there are one or two wrinkles at the corner of the horse's mouth.
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This semi-chewed food impacts between the cheek and teeth, so if owners suspect tooth problems, they should check inside the horse's mouth for this semi-chewed food.
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ED Miliband yesterday heard from the horse's mouth about the North East's skills shortage - and he made the right response.
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