speak for itself/themselves

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speak for itself/themselves

To have a clear meaning or explanation. I think my work these past few months speaks for itself and makes me more than qualified for this position.
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speak for itself

 and speak for themselves
[for something] not to need explaining; to have an obvious meaning. The facts speak for themselves. Tom is guilty. Your results speak for themselves. You need to work harder.
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speak for itˈself/themˈselves

be so clear or obvious that no explanation or comment is needed: The expressions on their faces spoke for themselves — they hated the song.
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The third part, and disappointingly the shortest, is devoted to women who spoke for themselves.
The results from schools and districts that have implemented and evaluated the Co-nect program spoke for themselves -- each enjoyed greater faculty collaboration that resulted in higher quality instruction and accelerated student learning.
Custer, "but our products spoke for themselves -- loudly and clearly.