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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Murray's shape and personnel might well work in our future league games, but the proof of the pudding will be in the eating.
As for the cuisine, perhaps they believe that the 'proof of the pudding is in the eating!"
'For our part, we have been resolving the problems, the problems have been addressed, and the proof of the pudding is really the election results, which are still a few hours away,' he said.
'The proof of the pudding is in the eating so the old adage goes.
They have promised research-based taxation for at least six sectors with high revenue potential and all that, but the proof of the pudding will still lie in the eating.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating and we've yet to see whether there genuinely is a feast in store.
so I told Tong that the proof of the pudding is in the eating,' said Dr Mahathir, referring to Edge Media Group chairman Datuk Tong Kooi Ong.
The confusion lies with us as, ultimately, the proof of the pudding is in the eating.
The proof of the pudding as ever is going to be in the eating.
However the proof of the pudding is, as they say, in the eating.
If PMLN cabinet member in Balochistan Sarfaraz Bugti's move of a no-confidence motion against his own party's chief minister and his subsequent sacking, Usman Kakar's account of about a week ago of his PkMAP's MPAs being threatened into voting against the then chief minister Sanaullah Zehri, and then Prime Minister Shahid Khakan Abbasi's account of his trip to Balochistan to attempt to save the provincial government were not enough evidence of a conspiracy in Balochistan, the election of Abdul Qudus Bizenjo of the PMLQ as the Chief Minister should be proof of the pudding cooked in Balochistan.
But the proof of the pudding is in the eating and how many of his signings came good?