Definition of the proof of the pudding is in the eating in English:

the proof of the pudding is in the eating

phrase

proverb
  • The real value of something can be judged only from practical experience or results and not from appearance or theory.

    • ‘In this, as in every other human endeavour, the proof of the pudding is in the eating.’
    • ‘I think the proof of the pudding is in the eating.’
    • ‘Whatever about the argument in theory before the films were made, the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and I suspect that few new Beckett fans will have been created by the series.’
    • ‘‘What he said today I think reduces the chances of us having to move into a confrontational position but the proof of the pudding is in the eating,’ he said.’
    • ‘Well, yes, it can spread somewhat, but the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and they've been doing this for years and controlling it to extremely low levels.’
    • ‘‘The only thing that matters out here is results and I think you'll find that the proof of the pudding is in the eating,’ he said.’
    • ‘Gerry Adams's statement is very welcome but the proof of the pudding is in the eating.’
    • ‘Yet, the proof of the pudding is in the eating just as the clearest indicant of merit has always been performance.’
    • ‘This is a small victory, but the proof of the pudding is in the eating.’
    • ‘They say small is beautiful and in the case of the city's new tapas bar, the proof of the pudding is in the eating.’