Speaking for itself - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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.
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.
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 program was rolled out with little fanfare, but it was not long before SmarTrip began speaking for itself
-- shaving valuable time off commuters' rides and giving them the convenience that 21st century commuters deserve.