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English definition of “practise what you preach”

practise what you preach

to behave as well as you often tell other people they should behave: I'd have more respect for him if he practised what he preached.Loyal, faithful and dependable
(Definition of practise what you preach from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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