I'm from Missouri

from Missouri

Requires proof; needs to be shown. Often used in longer phrases, such as "Show me, I'm from Missouri," or "I'm from Missouri and you'll have to show me." The phrase derives from Missouri's nickname, "The Show Me State." Primarily heard in US. There's no way I believe she can eat that many hamburgers in under an hour—I'm from Missouri. The president says his tax plan will make everyone a little bit richer. We'll, I'm from Missouri, and he'll have to show me.
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I'm from Missouri

I require proof; you'll have to show me. Often used in longer phrases, such as "Show me, I'm from Missouri," or "I'm from Missouri and you'll have to show me." The phrase derives from Missouri's nickname, "The Show Me State." I don't believe a word of what you say. I'm from Missouri—show me the deed.
See also: Missouri
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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

from Missouri, I'm

I'm extremely skeptical so you'll have to prove it. For example, You won the lottery? Come on, I'm from Missouri. The full expression, I'm from Missouri and you'll have to show me, dates from about 1880. Some authorities believe it alludes to the Missouri Compromise of 1820, whereby Missouri was admitted to the Union as a slave state and slavery was forbidden in certain other areas, but the connection, if any, is not clear.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

I'm from Missouri

Prove it! Missouri's unofficial nickname is the Show-Me State, based on the inhabitants' reputed skepticism. One legend attributes the phrase's popularity to Congressman Willard Duncan Vandiver. While a member of the House Committee on Naval Affairs, he said at an 1899 naval banquet, “I come from a state that raises corn and cotton and cockleburs and Democrats, and frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me. I am from Missouri. You have got to show me.” Even people who didn't hail from that state could be heard to question something with “I'm from Missouri . . . you'll have to show me.”
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Endangered Phrases by Steven D. Price Copyright © 2011 by Steven D. Price
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I've never been into them myself, I'm from Missouri, the Show Me state.
For another, they have a "Show Me, I'm from Missouri" attitude toward outsiders offering them advice--particularly if the people offering it are dressed in suits and ties rather than work boots and blue jeans.
I'm from Missouri, the southern part of the Midwest in the U.S., and I never heard families talk that way to each other.
As for the evidence now that the bridge is being reassembled, she quipped, "I'm from Missouri. Show me the whole bridge and I'll believe it."
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