seeing is believing


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seeing is believing

Concrete or physical evidence is more convincing than words alone. A: "We've overhauled the design into something that everyone will love." B: "That sounds great, but seeing is believing." A: "The kids say they've kept the house immaculate since we've been gone." B: "Hmm, seeing is believing."
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Seeing is believing.

Prov. It is hard to believe something you have not seen. (Implies that you will not believe the thing under discussion until you have actually seen it.) Jill: They say Melissa has become a wonderful housekeeper now that she has her own apartment. Jane: Seeing is believing. I really didn't think that Jerry's girlfriend could be as pretty as he said she was, but seeing is believing.
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seeing is believing

Only physical or concrete evidence is convincing, as in She wrote us that she's lost twenty pounds, but seeing is believing. This idiom was first recorded in this form in 1639.
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seeing is believing

you need to see something before you can accept that it really exists or occurs. proverb
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ˌseeing is beˈlieving

(saying) if you see something, you can be sure that it is true or that it really exists: He might be telling the truth, but seeing is believing, I always say.
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Seeing is believing, and I believe we will hear a lot more from MacKenzie in the future.