practise what you preach

practise what you preach
practise what you preach phrase
to behave in the same way that you try to persuade other people to behave

Sometimes it’s hard as a parent to practise what you preach.

Thesaurus: to be morally good or correctsynonym
Main entry: practise

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ˌpractise what you ˈpreach idiom
to do the things yourself that you tell other people to do
Main entry:practiseidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • practise what you preach — If you practise what you preach, you do what you say other people should do.(In American English, the verb is practice ) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • practise what you preach — practise what (you) preach British & Australian, American to do what you advise other people to do. I would have more respect for him if he practised what he preaches …   New idioms dictionary

  • practise what you preach — 1377 LANGLAND Piers Plowman B. XIII. 79 This goddes gloton..Hath no pyte on vs pore. He perforneth yuel [does evil], That he precheth he preueth [demonstrates] nought. 1639 T. FULLER Holy War I. xxiii. The Levites..had 48 cities..being better… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • practise what you preach — to behave in the same way that you try to persuade other people to behave Sometimes it s hard as a parent to practise what you preach …   English dictionary

  • practise what preach — practise what (you) preach British & Australian, American to do what you advise other people to do. I would have more respect for him if he practised what he preaches …   New idioms dictionary

  • preach — [pri:tʃ] v [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: prechier, from Late Latin praedicare, from Latin dicare to say publicly ] 1.) [I and T] to talk about a religious subject in a public place, especially in a church during a service preach to ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • preach — verb 1 (I, T) to give a talk in public about a religious subject, especially about the correct moral way for people to behave (+ to/on/about): Christ began preaching to large crowds. | preach sth: The pastor preached a sermon on brotherly love. 2 …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • practise — [[t]præ̱ktɪs[/t]] practises, practising, practised (in AM, use practice) 1) VERB If you practise something, you keep doing it regularly in order to be able to do it better. → See also practised [V n] Lauren practises the piano every day …   English dictionary

  • practise — BrE , practice AmE verb 1 (I, T) to do an activity regularly in order to improve your skill or to prepare for a test: practise (doing) sth: John s practising the violin. | Today we re going to practise parking. | practise for sth: She s… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • practise — prac|tise W3S3 BrE practice AmE [ˈpræktıs] v 1.) [I and T] to do an activity, often regularly, in order to improve your skill or to prepare for a test ▪ They moved the furniture back to practise their dance routine. ▪ It gives students the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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