from Missouri

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the state of Missouri, whose common nickname is Show Me State.

Prepositional phrase[edit]

from Missouri

  1. skeptical, not easily convinced.
    • 1916, John Dewey, “Introduction”, Essays in Experimental Logic
      The appeal to experience was the cry of the man from Missouri—the demand to be shown.
    • 2007, John T. Barker, Missouri Lawyer, page 266
      When one predicted that the atom bomb would end the world, the other said, ‘I’m from Missouri—you’ll have to show me.’ His friend answered, ‘Hell, who isn’t from Missouri these days?’