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Meaning of “seeing is believing” in the English Dictionary

"seeing is believing" in British English

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seeing is believing

saying said to ​mean that if you see something yourself, you will ​believe it to ​exist or be ​true, ​despite the ​fact that it is ​extremelyunusual or ​unexpected: I never ​thoughtMark would get out of ​bed before ​lunchtime on a ​Saturday, but ​seeing is ​believing!
(Definition of seeing is believing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"seeing is believing" in American English

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seeing is believing

if you see something yourself, you will ​believe it to ​exist or be ​true, ​despite the ​fact that it is ​unlikely: I never ​thought he’d ​shave off his ​beard, but ​seeing is ​believing!
(Definition of seeing is believing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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