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The original phrase is "The proof of the pudding is in the eating!" Which means you have to eat the pudding to know what's inside of it.

The modern version of "The proof is in the pudding." Implies that there is a lot of evidence that I will not go through at this moment and you should take my word for it, or you could go through all of the evidence yourself.
Homeowner: I don't believe it really takes 100 trees to build a house?

Carpenter: The lumber for the framing of the house requires all the boards to be the same length; the proof is in the pudding.
by WarHammer October 09, 2012
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A phrase that, when uttered, instantly identifies the speaker as being incredibly stupid and illiterate.

The original saying is "the proof of the pudding is in the eating", basically meaning that something has to be experienced/utilized in order to prove how good it is.

This phrase got messed up by idiots who don't quite understand what they are saying.

Similar mistakes include could care less (couldn't care less), stop running around with your chicken cut off (stop running around like a chicken with its head cut off), begs the question (raises the question), here here (hear hear), and all that glitters is gold (all that glitters/glisters is not gold - "glisters" is used in the original Shakespeare quote)
REPUBLICAN: There's nothing bad about burning coal for energy! It's "clean coal!" The proof is in the pudding!

PROGRESSIVE: Whatever you say, dumbass.
by Faye Kname March 22, 2010
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An old saying meaning that the only true way of judging someone or something is through
Peyton Manning: "Tom Brady, you suck!"

Tom Brady: "The proof is in the pudding"

(Tom Brady is hated by many sports fans, but the proof of his ability is shown in his constant victories and numerous records)
by tlong4815162342 July 09, 2009
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The ultimate determiner of whether you can cook is if you can successfully make a delicious pudding. This is because the process involves a variety of cooking techniques. I.e. if you mess up one of the steps it just doesn't taste right. For instance, bits of egg shells or cooked egg white in it; a burned taste if not heated and stirred properly; and/or lumpy if the thickener is not prepared, added and stirred properly. So voila, if you can overcome these hurtles, you have the proper skills to be a good cook! This was explained to me by my great aunt, born in 1900 and from Shamokin, PA.

This definition has crossover meaning with other endeavors.
Can she cook?
Yes, she can; the proof is in the pudding.

Can he fix the plumbing?
We'll see. The proof is in the pudding.

Will the bus driver really be able to get us from Philly to Toronto in this weather?
We'll see. The proof is in the pudding.
by babpaq April 06, 2017
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Old saying meaning basically "The apple doesn't fall far from the tree" It is slightly different because it is geared more toward parents who think their children can do wrong yet they are major bitches just like their children are being accused of behaving.
person 1:Jessicas mom yelled at my mom for telling her to stop sleeping around.

person 2: Isn't her mom the one that had a threesome with the mail men?

person 1: Well the proof is in the pudding
by skylarskank June 24, 2008
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