have it on good/excellent authority

Definition of have it on good/excellent authority

  1. If you have it on good/excellent authority that something is true, you have been told that it is true by someone you trust and believe. I have it on good authority that she is writing a novel.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  of a favorable character or tendency

    :  bountiful, fertile

    :  handsome, attractive

  1. :  something that is good

    :  something conforming to the moral order of the universe

    :  praiseworthy character :  goodness

  1. :  well

    : used as an intensive

  1. :  superior

    :  very good of its kind :  eminently good :  first-class

  1. :  power to influence or command thought, opinion, or behavior

    :  freedom granted by one in authority :  right

    :  persons in command

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