straight from the horse's mouth

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - straight from the horse's mouth

"straight from the horse's mouth"

information that comes from someone who is directly involved;

from an authoritative or dependable source


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - straight from the horse's mouth

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Dan is going to quit his job.

Colleague 2:  I find that hard to believe.

Colleague 1:  It's true.  I heard it straight from the horse's mouth.

Colleague 2:  Who told you?

Colleague 1:  Dan.

Colleague 2:  Well, then, I guess it's true.  Dan is leaving the company.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - straight from the horse's mouth

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Your favorite author is publishing a sequel to that book you really love.

Friend 2:  Seriously? How do you know?

Friend 1:  I saw the author in a TV interview where she announced her new book.

Friend 2:  That's great news and straight from the horse's mouth. I can't wait to read the new book.

straight from the horse's mouth - Usage:


straight from the horse's mouth - Gerund Form:

Being straight from the horse's mouth, she believed the information.

straight from the horse's mouth - Examples:

1)  ... the event was seen and reported verbally by the observer, "straight from the horse's mouth", as it were.

2)  ... tricky questions to answer seeing as we can't get this information straight from the horse's mouth!

3)  It was therefore useful to hear 'straight from the horse's mouth', as it were, exactly what IP Australia has in mind.

4)  ... or perhaps you prefer to hear the facts and truth straight from the horse's mouth, in which case I wish you good luck with that.

5)  Being someone who wants to get the information "straight from the horse's mouth," I had to investigate this myself.

6)  You can read more on the budget straight from the horse's mouth on Directgov.

7)  with 35% also believing that direct and 'straight from the horse's mouth' news was more trustworthy.

8)  Why are we so sure? We've heard it straight from the horse's mouth, as Vince Curran, graduate programme manager at CPA Global explains ...

9)  But here it is straight from the horse's mouth. # I interviewed Ian's good pal Dynamo on Friday night at ...

10)  ... chilly press rooms of the country to get the team news straight from the horse's mouth, the horse in this instance being a Premier League football manager.

11)  Straight from the horse's mouth, so to speak, the Google News team's blog have posted

12)  ... that Petrov was out of money. Brundle seemed to have it straight from the horse's mouth. Can you add anything to that?

13)  Why listen to whispers when this comes straight from the horse's mouth?

14)  So, yes. It's official. Straight from the horse's mouth.

15)  If you are not, you can get it straight from the horse's mouth by reading this account that the Daily Telegraph newspaper has published of its ...

16)  ... does not seem to be happening and here it is straight from the horse's mouth as Hurley stated on her Twitter ...

17)  ... find a more reliable source than me because I heard the news straight from the horse's mouth

18)  I'm telling you and you got it straight from the horse's mouth. Holmgren hopes to remain with the Browns until the end ...

19)  The evidence for this one comes straight from the horse's mouth -- namely, Obozo himself.

20)  This book really delivers what it promises: the absolute truth, straight from the horse's mouth, about getting your own business off the ground.