put your money where your mouth is


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put (one's) money where (one's) mouth is

To do, live up to, or follow through on something one talks about, threatens, or promises, especially (but not always) when it involves spending money. Fans who have been demanding a sequel for the last decade had better put their money where their mouth is and go buy a ticket! He promised to lower taxes if he got elected; now let's see if he'll put his money where his mouth is.
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put your money where your mouth is

COMMON If you put your money where your mouth is, you give practical support to causes or activities that you believe are right, especially by giving money. If the minister is so keen on the school he should put his money where his mouth is and give us more resources. Musicians can also put their money where their mouths are and play benefit gigs. Note: Journalists sometimes replace money or mouth with other nouns in order to refer to a particular situation or to the type of support someone might give. It seems reasonable to ask the public to put its money where its interests are.
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put your money where your mouth is

take action to support your statements or opinions. informal
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put your money where your ˈmouth is

(informal) show that you really mean what you say, by actually doing something, giving money, etc. rather than just talking about it: The government talks about helping disabled people, but doesn’t put its money where its mouth is.You think she’ll win? Come on, then, put your money where your mouth is (= have a bet with me).
See also: money, mouth, put
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