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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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?
But the proof of the pudding is in the eating and, sadly, it could taste a lot better.
But like many political promises, the proof of the pudding will be in the eating.
But the proof of the pudding was, sadly, in the eating: "Cor
He said: "My opinion was always the proof of the pudding is in the eating, it's about what the institution does - in terms of social change - that really matters.
com)-- Proof of the Pudding by MGR names Adam Noyes President of the South East's largest Catering and Food & Beverage Management Organization.
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.
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.