have it on good/excellent authority

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Definition of have it on good/excellent authority

: to know or believe something because you have been told that it is true by someone you trust Based on some reliable inside information, we have it on excellent authority that the company will soon be making layoffs. She has it on good authority that the playwright will be writing a novel next.

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“Have it on good/excellent authority.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20it%20on%20good/excellent%20authority. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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