straight from the horse's mouth
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This idiom comes from British horse-racing circles, likely because the the presumed ideal source for racing tips would be the horse rather than spectators or riders.
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- (idiomatic) Directly from the source; firsthand.
- If you don't believe me, go talk to him and hear it straight from the horse's mouth. It's true.
- Modifies verbs like "hear" and "get"
from the source