# the proof is in the pudding

- the proof is in the pudding
**the proof is in the pudding** — see

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**the proof is in the pudding** (__also__ **the proof of the pudding is in the eating**)

— used to say that you can only know if something is good or bad by trying it

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*Useful english dictionary.
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**The proof of the pudding is in the eating** — is a proverb that means You will not fully comprehend it until you try it or results are what count. It is frequently rendered in the shorter form The proof is in the pudding, which dates back to the 1920s and came into common use in the United… … Wikipedia

**the proof of the pudding is in the eating** — Proof means ‘test’ rather than the more normal ‘verification, proving to be true’. c 1300 King Alisaunder (EETS) 1. 4038 Jt is ywrite that euery thing Hymself sheweth in the tastyng. 1623 W. CAMDEN Remains concerning Britain (ed. 3) 266 All the… … Proverbs new dictionary

**(the) proof of the pudding (is in the eating)** — the proof of the pudding (is in the eating) phrase you can only judge the quality of something by trying it for yourself Thesaurus: words used to describe proof and evidencehyponym to try to show that an idea or belief is wrongsynonym Main entry … Useful english dictionary

**(the) proof of the pudding (is in the eating).** — The proof of the pudding (is in the eating). something that you say which means that you cannot judge the value of something until you have tried it. I ve read the proposal and it looks promising, but the proof of the pudding is in the eating … New idioms dictionary

**(the) proof of the pudding is in the eating** — the proof of the pudding (is in the eating) the way to judge something is by its results. Economic growth is the proof of the pudding for the president s tax and budget plans … New idioms dictionary

**(the) proof of the pudding** — the proof of the pudding (is in the eating) the way to judge something is by its results. Economic growth is the proof of the pudding for the president s tax and budget plans … New idioms dictionary

**proof of the pudding is in the eating** — This means that something can only be judged when it is tested or by its results. (It is often shortened to Proof of the pudding .) … The small dictionary of idiomes

**the proof of the pudding is in the eating** — ► the proof of the pudding is in the eating proverb the real value of something can be judged only from practical experience or results. Main Entry: ↑proof … English terms dictionary

**the proof of the pudding is in the eating** — proverb the real value of something can be judged only from practical experience or results and not from appearance or theory * * * the proof of the pudding is in the eating see ↑pudding • • • Main Entry: ↑eat … Useful english dictionary

**proof of the pudding is in the eating** — Only through actual experience can the value of something be tested. A proverb. * /He was intrigued by the ads about the new high mileage sports cars. Drive one, sir, the salesman said. The proof of the pudding is in the eating. / … Dictionary of American idioms