from Missouri

from Missouri
requiring proof; needing to be shown something in order to believe it. (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.

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{adj. phr.}, {slang} Doubtful; suspicious. * /Don't try to fool me. I'm from Missouri./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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