have on good authority

have on good authority
have on good authority
To be confident of the truth of a statement
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Main Entry:authority

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  • have something on good authority — have ascertained something from a reliable source I have it on good authority that there is a waiting list of up to five weeks * * * have sth on good auˈthority idiom to be able to believe sth because you trust the person who gave you the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • have it on good authority — to believe that a piece of information is true because you trust the person who told you. I have it on good authority that we re about to be given a pay increase. (often + that) …   New idioms dictionary

  • good authority — noun testimony by someone who should know I have it on good authority • Hypernyms: ↑testimony, ↑testimonial …   Useful english dictionary

  • I have it on good authority (that) — phrase used for saying that your information comes from someone you trust Thesaurus: expressions used when repeating your own or someone else s wordssynonym Main entry: authority …   Useful english dictionary

  • have — [ weak əv, həv, strong hæv ] (3rd person singular has [ weak əz, həz, strong hæz ] ; past tense and past participle had [ weak əd, həd, strong hæd ] ) verb *** Have can be used in the following ways: as an auxiliary verb in perfect tenses of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • have it on good/excellent authority — ◇ 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. I have it on good authority that she is writing a novel. • • • Main Entry: ↑authority …   Useful english dictionary

  • authority — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I n. expert, pundit, know it all (inf.), maven (inf.). See skill, knowledge, authority. II Right to govern Nouns 1. (supremacy) authority, power, right, jurisdiction, title, prerogative; …   English dictionary for students

  • authority — au|thor|i|ty W1 [o:ˈθɔrıti, ə US əˈθa: , əˈθo: ] n plural authorities ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(power)¦ 2 the authorities 3¦(organization)¦ 4¦(expert)¦ 5¦(permission)¦ 6 authority figure 7¦(personal quality)¦ 8 I have it on good authority …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • authority — [[t]ɔːθɒ̱rɪti, AM tɔ͟ːr [/t]] ♦ authorities 1) N PLURAL: oft the N The authorities are the people who have the power to make decisions and to make sure that laws are obeyed. This provided a pretext for the authorities to cancel the elections...… …   English dictionary

  • have */*/*/ — strong UK [hæv] / US weak UK [əv] / US UK [həv] / US verb Word forms have : present tense I/you/we/they have he/she/it has strong UK [hæz] / US weak UK [əz] / US UK [həz] / US present participle having past tense had strong UK [hæd] / US weak UK… …   English dictionary

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