Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “does what it says on the tin”

See all translations

does what it says on the tin

UK informal
If something does what it says on the tin, it does exactly what it is intended to do: The hotel does exactly what it says on the tin and offers customers a relaxing break.
Translations of “does what it says on the tin”
in Chinese (Traditional) 說到做到,實際功能(或服務等)與聲稱的相符…
in Chinese (Simplified) 说到做到…
(Definition of does what it says on the tin from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

be as cold as ice

to be extremely cold

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More