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To prove, demonstrate, or indicate that something is true. Used especially in the phrase "just goes to show." Their success just goes to show that you can't underestimate the power of good marketing. My grandfather's pocket watch still runs perfectly after all these years, which goes to show the level of craftsmanship put into it.
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(It) just goes to show (you) (something).

That incident or story has an important moral or message. Tom: The tax people finally caught up with Henry. Sally: See! It just goes to show. Angry at the young grocery clerk, Sally muttered, "Young people. They expect too much. It just goes to show you how society has broken down."
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go to show

Help to indicate or serve as evidence. For example, His research goes to show that the medication is ineffective. This term was first recorded in 1842.
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it (just/only) goes to ˈshow (that...)

used to say that something is an example of a general truth or principle: He had all his money stolen? It just goes to show you should always lock your desk.
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It goes to show that dumps and waste plants shouldn't be built near where people live - even if their neighborhood is as remote from downtown as Granada Hills is.
It goes to show that if you pay attention to the details, customer service and sales volume are not mutually exclusive," said Igo.
This is a win win Agreement and goes to show how privatization of power makes good sense.
The response to Saturday's game just goes to show how much people really do want the ability to see their favorite college teams live on the Internet," said Mark Judson, vice president of MSBN.
It just goes to show you that we need to know what our children are doing,'' Holley said.
It just goes to show you that if you have great kids, you're champions in a lot more ways than one.
It just goes to show how deep the love of the game can go -- for anybody.
It goes to show that people are not seeing us as a dot-com, but rather as a full service real estate agency which utilizes technology in order to create efficiencies which turn into savings for YHD.
That goes to show that just about anything can happen on a freeway.
This award goes to show that we achieved our goal," she added.
Dennis McCarthy has been named ''Best Columnist`` in California three times by the California Newspaper Publishers Association, and 1996 Best Columnist in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Press Club, which just goes to show you there's no accounting for taste.
Pearse Flynn, president of Alcatel's Carrier Networking Group said: "Sheer demand from Kingston's customers goes to show how important broadband entertainment and information services are to consumers.