proof is in the pudding/proof of the pudding is in the eating
This common truncated version of an old saying conjures up visions of poking around in your dessert looking for prizes, but “the proof of the pudding is in the eating” means that you don’t really know that your dessert has come out right until you taste it.
This week on the Common Errors in English Usage podcast we interview Ingrid Tieken about her work on the history of usage guides.
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