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Straight from the horse’s mouth


Verifiable truth. Evidence from the person directly involved. Description or explanation from the person most directly involved. The phrase illustrates a man trying to sell you a horse and he talks about how healthy the animal is, but if you could hear directly from the horse you might get a more true picture of his health. (Compare to Honest Abe, Unvarnished truth or Scout’s honor.)

“Our company is closing, I heard about it from the boss, straight from the horse’s mouth.”



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