good authority

good authority
testimony by someone who should know

I have it on good authority

Hypernyms: ↑testimony, ↑testimonial

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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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 on good authority — To be confident of the truth of a statement • • • Main Entry: ↑authority …   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 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

  • authority — n. control power 1) to assume; delegate; demonstrate, show; establish; exercise, wield; invoke authority 2) to defy; deny, reject; undermine authority 3) absolute, complete, full, supreme, unquestioned; parental authority 4) authority for; over… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • 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

  • authority */*/*/ — UK [ɔːˈθɒrətɪ] / US [ɔˈθɔrətɪ] noun Word forms authority : singular authority plural authorities 1) a) [countable] someone who is considered an expert in a particular subject authority on: Charles was an authority on antique musical instruments.… …   English dictionary

  • authority — au|thor|i|ty [ ɔ θɔrəti ] noun *** ▸ 1 power to make decisions ▸ 2 people with power ▸ 3 organization/institution ▸ 4 expert in subject ▸ 5 official permission ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) uncount the power to make decisions or tell people what to do: In… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • authority — noun 1 POWER (U) the power you have because of your official position or because people respect your knowledge and experience: None of us questioned my father s authority. | the voice of authority (=a way of speaking that makes people respect… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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