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proof is in the pudding
Prov. You cannot be sure that you have succeeded until you have examined the result of your efforts. Jill: I think we've done a good job of fixing the lawn mower. Jane: Well, the proof is in the pudding. We haven't tried to mow the lawn with it yet.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
Prov. You don't know the quality of something until you have tried it or experienced it. Theory says that this material will produce a superior widget, but the proof of the pudding is in the eating.
the proof of the pudding (is in the eating)
the way to judge something is by its results Economic growth is the proof of the pudding for the president's tax and budget plans.
over-egg the pudding(British)
to spoil something by trying too hard to improve it As a director, I think he has a tendency to over-egg the pudding, with a few too many gorgeous shots of the countryside.
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The proof of the pudding (is in the eating).
something that you say which means that you cannot judge the value of something until you have tried it I've read the proposal and it looks promising, but the proof of the pudding is in the eating.
be in the pudding club(British old-fashioned)
to be pregnant Tina says Karen's in the pudding club.See over-egg the pudding
proof of the pudding, the
Results are what count, as in Let's see if this ad actually helps sales-the proof of the pudding, you know. The full expression of this proverb, dating from about 1600, is The proof of the pudding is in the eating, but it has become so well known that it is often abbreviated.
n. a mustache and goatee, grown together to form a circle. He worked and worked to get his “pudding ring” just right, then got a huge zit that ruined the whole thing.