good authority good authority

Definition(s):

  • (n) testimony by someone who should know

Usage(s):

  1. According to good authority, the speed reached by the rocket plane was probably above 1,000 m.
  2. Sirs: At last I have found something that I can contradict in the pages of PTI magazine, on very good authority.
  3. I am told on good authority that within the past five years 40 colleges and universities, which previously had all-white faculties, have added Negro instructors.

News

  • Coming Up with NFL-Style Team Names for Each English Premier League Club

    With Hull City AFC changing their name to Hull City Tigers and the reported possibility  of Cardiff City changing their name to Cardiff Dragons, the style in which clubs in the English Premier League are named seems to be becoming Americanized, like teams in the NFL, NBA, NHL and PGA (we have it on good authority that Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are to change their names to Woods Tigers and ...
    on August 12, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

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