Idiom:  actions speak louder than words


actions speak louder than words:  

  • what you do is more important than what you say
  • it's easy to make promises but takes effort to fulfil them

Example sentences

  • If you love me, show me—actions speak louder than words.
  • I'm not impressed with your promises to take care of a puppy. Actions speak louder than words and until you do your chores we're not discussing getting a dog again.
  • Your friend Sarah is great example of how actions speak louder than words. She never bragged about her accomplishments so everyone's shocked she's going to Harvard University.
  • The boy next door pretends he doesn't like me but I know he does because actions speak louder than words.
  • my brother always says he's going to become a professional tennis player but I doubt it since actions speak louder than words and he never practices.
  • I'll believe it when I see the cars washed. Actions speak louder than words.
  • My parents always told me not to waste money but their actions spoke louder than words and I got into a lot of credit card debt just like they did.
  • At my interview I told them I am a strong believer that actions speak louder than words, which is why created several advertising samples to demonstrate my design skills.


  • talk is cheap

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