Spoke for themselves - 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.
References in periodicals archive
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.