Meaning of “(straight) from the horse's mouth” in the English Dictionary

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"(straight) from the horse's mouth" in British English

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(straight) from the horse's mouth

If you hear something (straight) from the horse's mouth, you hear it from the person who has direct personal knowledge of it.

(Definition of “(straight) from the horse's mouth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"(straight) from the horse’s mouth" in American English

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(straight) from the horse’s mouth

directly from the person who has personal knowledge of the matter:

I know it's true, because I got it straight from the horse's mouth – Katie told me herself.

(Definition of “(straight) from the horse’s mouth” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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