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straight from the horse's mouth

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from the horse's mouth

adverb phrase

From the most authentic source: I got the tip straight from the horse's mouth

[1930+; perhaps fr the fact that a horse's age can be determined most precisely and directly by examining its teeth]


straight from the horse's mouth

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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