Month: November 2016

the proof is in the pudding

To fully test something you need to experience it yourself. The original phrase was “the proof of the pudding is in the eating” and meant that one had to taste food in order to know if it was good. The newer abbreviated phrase, which doesn’t make sense if read literally, means the same thing, that your creation is either good…

that takes the cake

Depending on the tone of voice, this phrase can mean either of:  — To be the most outrageous or disappointing.  — To win the prize; be outstanding. Whether it’s good or bad, it means to carry off the honors. Originally, to take the cake meant to win a prize or a competition — people as far back as the ancient…