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from the horse's mouth

Definition of from the horse's mouth

informal of information

  1. :  from the original source or person and therefore thought to be true <I know it's hard to believe but I heard it (straight) from the horse's mouth.>



Word by Word Definitions

horseplay
  1. :  a large solid-hoofed herbivorous ungulate mammal (Equus caballus, family Equidae, the horse family) domesticated since prehistoric times and used as a beast of burden, a draft animal, or for riding

    :  racehorse

    :  a male horse

  1. :  to provide with a horse

    :  to move by brute force

    :  to be in heat

  1. :  of or relating to a horse

    :  hauled or powered by a horse

    :  large or coarse of its kind

mouthplay
  1. :  the natural opening through which food passes into the body of an animal and which in vertebrates is typically bounded externally by the lips and internally by the pharynx and encloses the tongue, gums, and teeth

    :  grimace

    :  an individual requiring food

  1. :  speak, pronounce

    :  to utter bombastically :  declaim

    :  to repeat without comprehension or sincerity


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