The horse’s mouth

Idiom

The Horse’s Mouth

Definition

The source of authoritative or reliable information.

Examples

I heard it straight from the horse’s mouth

The best way to get the truth is to go to the horse’s mouth

Origin

Thought to be from the 19th century when horse racing was popular.

FAQs

Is ‘The Horse’s Mouth’ always accurate? (No, it is not always accurate)

What does it mean? (It is the original source of a statement, story, or other information)

Is it still used today? (Yes, it is still commonly used)