have it on good/excellent authority

Definition of have it on good/excellent authority

Note: 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.

Word by Word Definitions

good play
  1. : of a favorable character or tendency

  2. : bountiful, fertile

  3. : handsome, attractive

  1. : something that is good

  2. : something conforming to the moral order of the universe

  3. : praiseworthy character : goodness

  1. : well

  2. used as an intensive

excellent play
  1. : superior

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

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

  2. : freedom granted by one in authority : right

  3. : persons in command


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