‘to put someone’s money where his/her mouth is’

When you tell someone to put his money where his mouth is, what you want him to do is to back his words with action. “In other words, don’t just talk, perform.

Examples:” I think you should stop complaining about how corrupt our politicians are. Put your money where your mouth is and contest in the coming elections”.  * The so called young guns in the team should put their money where their mouth is.

Source: ‘Know Your English’ ( The Hindu) – October 16, 2007

 

 

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