proof of the pudding


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proof of the pudding

n. Informal
The ultimate evidence attesting the true nature of something: The proof of the pudding is in the election results, not the polling.

[From the proverb The proof of the pudding is in the eating.]
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com)-- Proof of the Pudding by MGR names Adam Noyes President of the South East's largest Catering and Food & Beverage Management Organization.
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Along with a range of homeware and gifts, visitors can choose goods from top independent North East suppliers such as Norton-based Blackwells Butchers, the Acorn Dairy, near Darlington and Proof of the Pudding, Northumberland.
With any player who moves the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and we won't know that for a couple of years.
He said: "As they say the proof of the pudding is always in the eating, people will see it is happening when they see the first piece of turf dug out.
The proof of the pudding on rail and ferries is they have failed absolutely to show they're a worker-friendly government.
We believe that the proof of the pudding will be in the execution and the associated change management culture that will embrace the use of the digital agenda for the benefit of people and communities," he said.
The proof of the pudding is in the performance, not talking it up but actually doing it.
For new players it has gone well but the proof of the pudding is Sunday for us against Clare.
WOW TV said, 'The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
Nandakumar said, "This (approval) is proof of the pudding for the investors .
The proof of the pudding is in the eating", Omar Abdullah said Monday, emphasising he would love to see what Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will do to improve ties with India.