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Straight from the Horse's Mouth

If you get information straight from the horse’s mouth, you get information directly from the source, i.e. from someone who is directly involved in it and knows a lot about it. Here is a short dialogue that demonstrates the use of this English idiom:

Nina: I would like to learn more about writing books. Who can I ask?
Ara :
Ted is an author and could give you advice straight from the horse’s mouth.

Obviously, the best information comes
straight from the horse’s mouth. The following articles claim to offer information straight from the horse’s mouth. Looking at the titles, who do you think is offering the advice, i.e who is the horse’s mouth?
A Lesson On Leadership...Straight from the Horse’s Mouth
- conference.sawomeng.org.za, 17 October 2011, Chipo Chimhundu
Students Get Writing Advice Straight from the Horse’s Mouth
- articles.chicagotribune.com, 2 July 1995, Michele Moh
Website Offers Health Advice Straight from the Horse’s Mouth
- hsj.co.uk, 13 November 2007

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