to put your money where your mouth is

Idiom Definition

"to put your money where your mouth is"

to show by action that you believe in what you are saying

Idiom Definition - to put your money where your mouth is


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to put your money where your mouth is

Victor and Bruce, two teenage friends, are standing at the bottom of a ten-flight set of stairs ...

Victor:  "I bet I can beat you to the top!"

Bruce:   "No way!  I am way faster than you."

Victor:  "Put your money where your mouth is!"

Bruce:  "OK.  I will bet you five dollars that I can beat you to the top."

Victor:  "You're on.  Let's race!"

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to put your money where your mouth is

Ned and Grace are sitting at their kitchen table one morning.  Ned is complaining about their neighbor who is always making noise in his backyard very early in the mornings.  Ned complains and complains about the neighbor's noise until Grace says ...

"Ned, put your money where your mouth is and go and talk to the neighbor!"

If Ned is serious about what he says, he will go over and have a chat with his neighbor about the noise.


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to put your money where your mouth is - Gerund Form:

Putting your money where your mouth is can often mean that you use money to demonstrate your belief in your words.

to put your money where your mouth is - Examples:

1)  It's time to put your money where your mouth is. It's time to actually try and put those ideas into action.

2)  Put your money where your mouth is: if you believe in something then do it.

3)  Eventually you are going to have to " put your money where your mouth is " on the allegations you have been making about his management of the business.

4)  Sooner or later you have to put your money where your mouth is.

5)  Put your money where your mouth is and prove it.

6)  Get your provincial and federal gov'ts to put their money where their mouth is.

7)  The premium publishers have also put their money where their mouth is, and have totally committed to the model and want to make it work.

8)  I am inclined to follow the views of those who put their money where their mouth is.

9)  " I'll put my money where my mouth is " and now stands to win a thousand by risking a thousand.

10)  I'll put my money where my mouth is -- and refund you immediately. No questions asked.

11)  However, if I were to put my money where my mouth is and support real innovation, right now there is only one phone I would buy.

12)  He ought to put his money where his mouth is and give these people compensation that they so sorely deserve.

13)  If the chancellor really supports small businesses he should have put his money where his mouth is.

14)  I hope that Miliband is going to put his money where his mouth is and demonstrate some of his so called socialist principles.

15)  A true forecaster will put his money where his mouth is and doomsayers are not true forecasters nor are they risk takers.

16)  To put our money where our mouth is, we allow members of the press to access the Vault for free.

17)  It is time to put our money where our mouth is insofar as our commitment to international disarmament and non-proliferation is concerned.

18)  I wish she'd put her money where her mouth is and reveal her own earnings.

19)  If she wants to put her money where her mouth is, let her give jobs to all the educated unemployed first.

20)  Then like I said before, put her money where her mouth is and work with her ex to stipulate an agreement. Problem solved.