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English definition of “the proof of the pudding (is in the eating)”

the proof of the pudding (is in the eating)

saying
said to mean that you can only judge the quality of something after you have tried, used, or experienced itAnalysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
(Definition of the proof of the pudding (is in the eating) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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