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.

something that you say which means you can only believe that something surprising or strange is true if you see it yourself I'd never have imagined my parents could dance, 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, and I believe we will hear a lot more from MacKenzie in the future.