The proof of the pudding is in the eating


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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.
See also: eating, of, proof, pudding
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But the proof of the pudding is in the eating and the menu is the wage/ expense list available for all to view.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating and maybe Kinnear and Rix would turn into some kind of Tynecastle dream team.
After all, the proof of the pudding is in the eating.
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And as they say, the proof of the pudding is in the eating.
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