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.
See also: Missouri

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

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.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Missouri Southern State University.
Missouri's governmental public health workforce is facing a shortage of trained public health professionals, many of whom are leaving the state after receiving their degrees from Missouri universities.
Customers will receive their first monthly water bill from Missouri American Water in early to mid-March.
This slogan began in 1899 when Congressman Willard Duncan Vandiver stated, "I am from Missouri, and you've got to show me!" The capitol is located in Jefferson City.
For example, 2.8 million tons of food and farm material were shipped to and/or from Missouri or Iowa on the Missouri River between 1994 and 2006.
"Best Of The Best From Missouri Cookbook: Selected Recipes From Missouri's Favorite Cookbooks" is a spiral-bound collection of hundreds of recipes drawn from a large number the most beloved cookbooks published in the "Show Me" state by private individuals, non-profit organizations, and small presses.
"When you tell them they're from Missouri, they get angry."
State winemakers often point to Chambourcin, a medium-bodied, spicy dry red wine or Seyval, a light, pleasant white wine that rivals the more popular Pinot Grigio, as appealing wines from Missouri.
The department will continue to use the money generated from the fee to clean up scrap tires from Missouri's landscapes and countryside.
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. Indeed, Ashcroft is a man at war not simply with Muslim extremists, but with secular America.
As he shifted his political ambitions from Missouri, where serious Pentecostalism is less outre than elsewhere, to the national stage, Ashcroft has insisted again and again that "it's against my religion to impose religion on people." At least once, though, while speaking to the Christian magazine Charisma, he let slip that "I think all we should legislate is morality."
Customers will receive their first monthly bill from Missouri American Water for water and sewer service in mid-January.
The deal provides Richland students with complete access to a degree from Missouri S&T.