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suit the action to the word

To follow through with actions that one talks about or intends to do. So far, China has been the only country to suit the action to the word when it comes to reducing the effects of climate change.
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suit the action to the word

carry out your stated intentions at once.
The expression comes from the scene in Hamlet in which a troupe of actors arrive to present a play to the king and queen. Hamlet instructs them to ‘suit the action to the word, the word to the action’.
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