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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Idioms 233.The idiom today is straight from the

  • horse's mouth. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. If someone gets

  • information straight from the horse's mouth. it means it is directly from the

  • most reliable source or someone got information firsthand. So either way, then

  • we say you got you've got the information straight from the horse's

  • mouth. All right. Let's continue. This idiom has the

  • same origin as another proverb we covered. Yeah. I covered this one, oh I

  • don't know maybe about four or five months ago at least. Where the the

  • proverb was don't look a gift horse in the mouth.

  • Okay. The origin of both phrases is related to the old custom of inspecting

  • a horse's teeth to judge its age or health. That's why I come up ... we kind

  • of joked about that one. Like a lot of times when somebody gives you a present

  • you shouldn't really be inspecting the present and saying, \" huh what is this ? What did

  • you give me? \" So the same idea originally came from that phrase. You know, if you ...if

  • someone was nice enough to give you a horse, remember in the old days giving in

  • somebody horses like giving somebody a car today.

  • If somebody was nice enough to give you a horse you shouldn't complain about it,

  • But the way to check you know, how healthy or how old the horse was you

  • opened and you looked in its mouth. And I forget all the details exactly but as

  • the horse ages, I think some teeth actually kind of move forward and some

  • spread a little bit. And if you know enough you could really figure out

  • exactly how old they are, or sometimes how healthy they are. So both is

  • important. So that was the way you're getting it right from the horse's mouth.

  • So one, you don't look a gift horse in the mouth meaning don't complain about

  • gifts that you got. You don't say uh ? How old is this horse ? Whether you give me an

  • old horse a used horse. You don't do that. You just say thank you very much for a

  • gift. But in this case, it means this is where you got the

  • information from. Directly from that. All right. And then I've heard some others

  • say to that not only is it inspecting it , but sometimes like to get the

  • information straight from the horse's mouth , sometimes they used to ask like

  • the guys that worked in the stable or took care of the horses about that

  • information. Because they would be the ones that would be inspecting the horse's

  • mouth. So I think this was to do with horse racing. If they wanted to gamble you

  • know, somebody said they got a tip but maybe they got it straight from the

  • horse's mouth. Maybe the person... now of course it was not a

  • talking horse, like the old TV show like I think it was called MR. Ed. But this

  • is actually from the person that takes care of the horses or looks at them they

  • would know how healthy they are or maybe even how old they are and that might

  • help a lot in deciding whether they could have a good chance to win or not.

  • All right. Anyway, let's, let's take a look a couple examples here. Example

  • number one. You can trust when I tell you. I got it straight from

  • the horse's mouth. So you got it directly from the source that you needed it from.

  • Or number two. That business analyst claims you can trust his advice because

  • he has inside connections. And they told him they got it straight from the

  • horse's ... they got the information straight from the horse's mouth. Yeah.

  • Maybe they got it directly from the boss or the CEO or something like that. So

  • he's giving you advice to either buy or sell the stock. But anyway , so they're

  • saying they got that information straight from the horse's mouth. Anyway I

  • hope you got it. I hope it's clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.

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