be from missouri meaning

  "be from missouri" in a sentence
[American idiom]
to require proof; to have to be shown (something). (From the nickname for the state of Missouri, the Show Me State.)
You'll have to prove it to me. I'm from Missouri.
She's from Missouri and has to be shown.

Examples

  1. The next sentry might be from Missouri . "'
  2. Williams was described as belonging to " a very fine family in Dundee, Mississippi "; Powell was said to be from Missouri.

Related Words

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  5. be friends with someone meaning
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  7. be gagging for it meaning
  8. be game meaning
  9. be gathered to one's fathers meaning
  10. be getting on meaning
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