Definition of practise what one preaches in English:

practise what one preaches


  • Do what one advises others to do.

    • ‘You can't let your protégé down; you have to practice what you preach, and that spurs you to try harder.’
    • ‘Students may read your published work in order to find proof that you don't always practise what you preach.’
    • ‘If you are going to stand around and preach your morals to everyone, try practicing what you preach.’
    • ‘My mother often told me to practice what you preach.’
    • ‘I guess there is one thing in being a critic, and a whole new ballgame when it come to practicing what you preach.’
    • ‘Please practise what you preach or we will give you the boot!’
    • ‘Just be sure to practice what you preach and avoid getting so wrapped up in other people's problems that you forget to have fun and take care of your own life!’
    • ‘Remember, your children must see you practicing what you preach.’
    • ‘Why don't you practice what you preach, and not be such a hypocrite?’
    • ‘The greatest show of leadership has been since time immemorial measured by the ability to practice what you preach.’