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Chinese (Traditional) translation of “have it on the highest authority”

have it on the highest authority

formal
to have been told something by someone who knows the truth
據知情人士透露
I have it on the highest authority that they are getting a divorce.
我聽知情人士說他們正要離婚。
CertaintyConfidence and self-assurance
(Definition of have it on the highest authority from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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