put (one's) money where (one's) 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.
See also: money, mouth, put

Put your money where your mouth is!

Inf. Stop just talking and stake your own money! (From gambling. Can also be said to someone giving investment advice.) You want me to bet on that horse? Did you? Why don't you put your money where your mouth is? If this is such a good stock, you buy it. Put your money where your mouth is!
See also: money, mouth, put

put one's money where one's mouth is

Back up one's opinion with action, as in He goes on and on about helping the homeless; I wish he'd put his money where his mouth is . This idiom, alluding to contributing cash to support one's stated views, has been broadened to include any kind of action. [First half of 1900s]
See also: money, mouth, put

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.
See also: money, mouth, put

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).
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Put your money where your mouth is!

exclam. Stop talking big and make a bet! (From gambling. Can also be said to someone giving investment advice.) You want me to bet on that horse? Did you? Why don’t you put your money where your mouth is?
See also: money, mouth, put

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

Slang
To live up to one's words; act according to one's own advice.
See also: money, mouth, put
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