Proof of the Pudding is in Eating

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Whatever is the outcome or end result of something defines the success or failure of that thing

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  • This phrase is considered the most common and popular phrase of 17th century. It was much popular with English writers. It is simple yet thought provoking phrase which says one can only know whether the pudding is good or bad by tasting it. Until you don’t taste something you cannot declare if it is right or not. Similarly now the phrase can be used to measure success of something by the final result.
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Don’t talk in exaggeration about your success in exams, the report card will explain it all, don’t you know the proof of pudding is in eating.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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