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bear fruit

1. Literally, to produce fruit, as of certain trees and plants. Now that the tree in our back yard is bearing fruit, the kids love picking apples from it.
2. By extension, to yield desired results. Donna is convinced that this plan will bear fruit if we just keep working on it, but it's been a year—the rest of us are officially skeptical.
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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

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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bear fruit

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COMMON If an action bears fruit, it produces good results. The strategy of concentrating the company's efforts on a smaller range of businesses is now beginning to bear fruit. It remains to be seen whether the economic reforms will bear fruit.
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bear fruit

have good results.
This expression is a biblical metaphor, found, for example, in Matthew 13:23: ‘But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty’.
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bear ˈfruit

have the desired result; be successful: The tireless efforts of campaigners have finally borne fruit and the prisoners are due to be released tomorrow.
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The image of the living tree with deep roots and green leaves and bearing fruit becomes even more vivid in this Epiphany season as we consider Jesus' identity.
ISLAMABAD -- Finance Minister Asad Umar on Sunday said that economic indicators are improving after the decisions made by incumbent government started bearing fruit.
LAHORE -- Chief Minister (CM) Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif has said that government efforts for reining in energy crisis are bearing fruit and several energy projects will be completed by the end of 2017.
After years of complaints over these, readers were told that a massive cash boost was now bearing fruit. The sum invested?
com yesterday said a recent acquisitions spree was bearing fruit as it unveiled first quarter results ahead of hopes.
Asad Umar stated, 'victory against the terrorists bearing fruit of reducing isolation of Pakistan and next summer will see record tourists coming to the country.'
SIALKOT -- Chairman Higher Education Commission Punjab (HECP) Dr Nizamud Din said that government's efforts are bearing fruit to ensure quality education and knowledge to everyone.
ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that the government's consistent focus to reduce external imbalances by reducing imports and increasing export as well as remittances, were bearing fruits. Current Account Deficit (CAD) reduced by more than $6 billion last year and July this year deficit was 73 percent or $1.5 billion lower than July 2018, was a great achievement, the Prime Minister said in tweet message released by the PM Office.
The pili trees started bearing fruits five years later.