One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of information) from the person directly concerned or another authoritative source.
reliable, dependable, trustworthy, good, sound, authentic, valid, well founded, attested, certified, verifiableView synonyms
- ‘Time was, if you wanted accurate information it was best to get it from the horse's mouth.’
- ‘Pop scientists Sagan and Asimov wrote about a great many things they lacked professional expertise in, yet the facts always seemed to come straight from the horse's mouth.’
- ‘In case you've been wondering what Pamela Anderson's been up to lately, here's the news straight from the horse's mouth.’
- ‘An unsurprising reaction, of course, but I figured that since I had something straight from the horse's mouth, I'd pass it along.’
- ‘Web coverage extends this further and offers the opportunity of getting information ‘straight from the horse's mouth.’’
- ‘Here again, no information from the horse's mouth, only from ‘widespread reports across the Indian media‘.’
- ‘This is a positive thing; it's good for students at all levels to get information straight from the horse's mouth, not only for accuracy but also for enthusiasm and authenticity.’
- ‘I thought we needed to hear it straight from the horse's mouth - we are already getting analysis and summaries.’
- ‘This is not mere speculation; we have it from the horse's mouth.’
- ‘Those were the days when any scribe could get any information he needed from the horse's mouth.’
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