put your money where your mouth is

informal
used for saying that someone should do something, especially spend money, to show that they mean what they say instead of just talking about it

The company claims to care about the environment, but it should put its money where its mouth is.


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  • put your money where your mouth is — informal phrase used for saying that someone should do something, especially spend money, to show that they mean what they say instead of just talking about it The company claims to care about the environment, but it should put its money where… …   Useful english dictionary

  • put (your) money where (your) mouth is — to do something rather than to just talk about it. I finally realized that I should stop complaining about the people who run our town, put my money where my mouth is, and run for office. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form put its money… …   New idioms dictionary

  • put your money where your mouth is — If someone puts their money where their mouth is, they back up their words with action …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • put your money where your mouth is —    If someone puts their money where their mouth is, they back up their words with action.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is — Infobox Single Name = Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Artist = Jet from Album = Shine On B side = The Night Is Yours , Hold On , Snap Your Fingers (Barbardos demo) Released = 18 September 2006 Format = 7 CD Recorded = Summer 2006 Genre =… …   Wikipedia

  • Put your money where your mouth is! — xclam. Stop talking big and make a bet! (From gambling. Can also be said to someone giving investment advice.) □ You want me to bet on that horse? Did you? Why don’t you put your money where your outh is? □ If this is such a good stock, you buy… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • put your money where your mouth is — pay what you offered, put up or shut up    I accept your offer. Now put your money where your mouth is …   English idioms

  • put money where mouth is —    If you put your money where your mouth is, not only do you express your interest, you give financial support to causes that you believe in.     If people are really interested in helping the underprivileged, they should put their money where… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • money — [[t]mʌ̱ni[/t]] ♦ monies, moneys (plural) 1) N UNCOUNT Money is the coins or bank notes that you use to buy things, or the sum that you have in a bank account. A lot of the money that you pay at the cinema goes back to the film distributors...… …   English dictionary

  • put — W1S1 [put] v past tense and past participle put present participle putting [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move to place)¦ 2¦(change somebody s situation/feelings)¦ 3¦(write/print something)¦ 4¦(express)¦ 5 put a stop/an end to something 6 put something into… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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