speak for itself

speak for itself
speak for itself phrase
if something speaks for itself, it is clearly so good or effective that no additional argument about it is necessary

His success as a lawyer speaks for itself.

Thesaurus: to be good enough or as good as expectedsynonym
Main entry: speak

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speak for itˈself/themˈselves idiom
to be so easy to see and understand that you do not need to say anything else about it/them

Her success speaks for itself.

Recent events speak for themselves.

Main entry:speakidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • speak for itself — speak for itself/themselves if something speaks for itself, it does not need any explanation. I m not going to talk about our business successes. I think the report speaks for itself …   New idioms dictionary

  • speak for itself — if something speaks for itself, it is clearly so good or effective that no additional argument about it is necessary His success as a lawyer speaks for itself …   English dictionary

  • speak for itself — Synonyms and related words: aller sans dire, approve, argue, attest, be clear, be manifest, be no secret, be plain, bespeak, betoken, breathe, come across, connote, demonstrate, denote, display, evidence, evince, exhibit, express, furnish… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • speak for itself — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. be self evident, be self explanatory, vindicate; see explain 1 , justify 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • let (something) speak for itself — let (something) speak for itself/themselves speak for itself/themselves if something speaks for itself, it does not need any explanation. The book offers no analysis of Bonnard s work, it just lets the paintings speak for themselves …   New idioms dictionary

  • speak for themselves — speak for itself/themselves if something speaks for itself, it does not need any explanation. I m not going to talk about our business successes. I think the report speaks for itself …   New idioms dictionary

  • speak for themselves — speak for itˈself/themˈselves idiom to be so easy to see and understand that you do not need to say anything else about it/them • Her success speaks for itself. • Recent events speak for themselves. Main entry: ↑speakidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • speaks for itself — (something) speaks for (itself) something does not need explanation. Her behavior speaks for itself, and it doesn t matter what anyone else thinks about it. Is the experiment a success? I think the numbers speak for themselves. Usage notes: often …   New idioms dictionary

  • something speaks for itself — (something) speaks for (itself) something does not need explanation. Her behavior speaks for itself, and it doesn t matter what anyone else thinks about it. Is the experiment a success? I think the numbers speak for themselves. Usage notes: often …   New idioms dictionary

  • let (something) speak for themselves — let (something) speak for itself/themselves speak for itself/themselves if something speaks for itself, it does not need any explanation. The book offers no analysis of Bonnard s work, it just lets the paintings speak for themselves …   New idioms dictionary

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