straight from the horse's mouth


straight from the horse's mouth
straight from the source, right from the origin

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • straight from the horse's mouth — From a very trustworthy source (of information) • • • Main Entry: ↑horse * * * straight from the horse’s mouth phrase directly from someone who knows I heard it straight from the horse’s mouth. Thesaurus: talking in a direct waysynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • straight from the horse's mouth — (straight) from the horse s mouth from someone who has the facts. “Are you sure she s leaving?” “Definitely, I heard it straight from the horse s mouth.” …   New idioms dictionary

  • (straight) from the horse's mouth — (straight) from the horse s ˈmouth idiom (informal) (of information) given by sb who is directly involved and therefore likely to be accurate Main entry: ↑horseidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • straight from the horse's mouth — {slang} Directly from the person or place where it began; from a reliable source or a person that cannot be doubted. * /They are going to be married. I got the news straight from the horse s mouth their minister./ * /John found out about the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • straight from the horse's mouth — {slang} Directly from the person or place where it began; from a reliable source or a person that cannot be doubted. * /They are going to be married. I got the news straight from the horse s mouth their minister./ * /John found out about the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • straight\ from\ the\ horse's\ mouth — slang Directly from the person or place where it began; from a reliable source or a person that cannot be doubted. They are going to be married. I got the news straight from the horse s mouth their minister. John found out about the painting… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • straight from the horse’s mouth — mod. directly from the source. (As if a racehorse were giving racing tips.) □ Of course it’s true. I got it straight from the horse’s mouth. □ This came straight from the horse’s mouth. It’s Zeerocks Copy in the sixth race …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • straight from the horse's mouth — directly from the person who said it or did it    I want to hear the story from Tomas, straight from the horse s mouth …   English idioms

  • straight from the horse's mouth — directly from the person involved I went over to my friend s house so that I could hear about her wedding straight from the horse s mouth …   Idioms and examples

  • straight from the horse's mouth — directly from someone who knows I heard it straight from the horse s mouth …   English dictionary

  • straight from the horse's mouth — Meaning From the highest authority. Origin In horse racing circles tips on which horse is a likely winner circulate amongst punters. The most trusted authorities are considered to be those in closest touch with the recent form of the horse, i.e.… …   Meaning and origin of phrases


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