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bear fruit

 
1. Lit. [for a plant or tree] to yield fruit. Our apple tree didn't bear fruit this year.
2. Fig. to yield results. I hope your new plan bears fruit. We've had many good ideas, but none of them has borne fruit.
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bear fruit

to produce a result that is wanted or desired Some of the changes in the election laws are already bearing fruit.
Etymology: based on the idea that getting results is like getting fruit from a plant
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bear fruit

to produce successful results Opening a new store in San Francisco has already borne fruit for the company.
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bear fruit

if something someone does bears fruit, it produces successful results The work he began did not bear fruit until after his death.
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bear fruit

Yield results, have a favorable outcome, as in This new idea of his is bound to bear fruit. This metaphoric term, first recorded in 1879, transfers the production of fruit by a tree or plant to other kinds of useful yield.
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Each Bear Fruit Bar contains more than one apple, including the antioxidant-rich peel, is 100% organic and has no added sugar or preservatives.
Bear Fruit Bars are made using a patented process that combines organic fruit and fruit juice concentrate in a way that eliminates the need for preservatives and results in a two-year shelf life.
Bear Fruit Bars offer organic fruit in a convenient, unadulterated form with great taste, texture and shelf life.
Speaking of pollination and what it will produce, a number of readers questioned my assertion that single Asian pear trees, in isolation from other pear varieties, could not bear fruit.
We are engaging in ongoing discussions with such firms, and we believe such discussions will bear fruit in the third quarter of 2005.
For a gardener, the only experience more frustrating than planting a fruit tree that does not bear fruit is planting a fruit tree that produces a very small crop.
We do want to make it clear that we intend to enter into these types of discussions with firms, but that if these discussions do not bear fruit we are most confident that we can and will continue to operate as a standalone firm that will be profitable and drive stockholder value moving forward.
Tip of the week: If you're looking for a pear tree that will bear fruit in the Valley, ask for one of the Asian varieties.
Our efforts to open more channels are starting to bear fruit.
Only after you are fully aware of your origins, and put down roots of your own, can you be truly creative - send forth shoots, flower and bear fruit.
ASP has also risen owing to increased VoIP cable modem shipments, which have seen greater demand as North American MSOs' promotion of VoIP service is starting to bear fruit.
I learned that the red-skinned pitahaya is self-sterile, which means that its red-fleshed cultivars must be cross-pollinated with its white-fleshed cultivars in order to bear fruit.
During the past few months, we have been working diligently and believe our efforts are beginning to bear fruit.
McClintock also predicted that the effort would bear fruit.
Grant Petersen, CEO of Brussels, said, "2004 continues to bear fruit from all the marketing and sales legwork our team did in 2003.