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speak from experience

To talk (about something) having had prior experience and thus a more credible or worthwhile viewpoint. I'm speaking from experience when I tell you that a robust investment portfolio is absolutely critical to achieve the kind of pension you desire. A: "Sarah said to have a lawyer look over the contract to make sure it's all above board." B: "Well, I know she speaks from experience, so I would listen to her."
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The knife scar on Gray's face shows he speaks from experience.
Should it come down to it in the Carling Cup quarter-final against Villa, McCarthy therefore speaks from experience when he says it should be decided by those in the mood and in form.
Whelan speaks from experience as his Wigan rugby league side were almost untouchable until the introduction of a pounds 1.8m salary cap.
Boxing: Robin Reid speaks from experience when he insists there is no reason why he cannot wrest the IBF super-middleweight title from Jeff Lacy in St Petersburg, Florida, tonight.
NYIBG artistic director Eleanor D'Antuono said that she frequently advises the dancers, "Don't use your maximum energy until you know what you're doing." D'Antuono, who became a principal dancer with ABT before she was 20 and performed brilliantly for more than two decades, speaks from experience: "There is a way of dancing full without using your entire engine and banging your body around." This approach, she said, requires intelligence about the specific demands of choreography and an understanding of where a dancer can relax in the body during the learning process.
Neal speaks from experience - he was assistant to Graham Taylor when a previous England campaign went belly-up in 1993.
Saul speaks from experience. He is a charter member of the Kansas City Chapter, having joined in 1950, when his hometown baseball team was the Athletics and a retired military man from Abilene, Kansas, was considering whether to leave the presidency of Columbia University to run for the presidency of the whole country.
He speaks from experience: "Between 2001 and 2003, I lost about $35,000 in the stock market.
Beck speaks from experience. In addition to being a mother, she has worked as a nutritional therapist for more than 20 years on high school and college campuses.
Salatin speaks from experience. His brother and sister left the family farm in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley; Salatin stayed, pioneering the grass-based fanning he detailed in his books like Pastured Profit$.
Siskowski speaks from experience. He recalls, without naming the company, an occasion when the quarterly numbers were about to he missed and the board scheduled a special Saturday meeting to discuss the situation.
Hajdys-Holman speaks from experience. Her son Allen Schindler, a sailor, was brutally beaten to death at age 22 by two shipmates in Japan in October 1992.
Snyder speaks from experience. Over the last 5 years, he and other investigators have stunned the neuroscience community by showing that brain cells make and use two other gases, nitric oxide and carbon monoxide.
The president and chief executive of radio syndicate SW Networks speaks from experience. A baby boomer, at 18 she married Gary "Chicken" Hirsh, the long-haired drummer of the 1960s rock band, Country Joe and the Fish, perhaps best remembered for entreating 400,000 attendees at Woodstock to help it spell out the king of four-letter words during a performance.