practise what preach

practise what preach
practise what (you) preach British & Australian, American to do what you advise other people to do.

I would have more respect for him if he practised what he preaches.


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  • practise what you preach — phrase to behave in the same way that you try to persuade other people to behave Sometimes it’s hard as a parent to practise what you preach. Thesaurus: to be morally good or correctsynonym Main entry: practise * * * ˌpractise what you ˈpreach id …   Useful english dictionary

  • practise what you preach — If you practise what you preach, you do what you say other people should do.(In American English, the verb is practice ) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • practise what you preach — practise what (you) preach British & Australian, American to do what you advise other people to do. I would have more respect for him if he practised what he preaches …   New idioms dictionary

  • practise what you preach — 1377 LANGLAND Piers Plowman B. XIII. 79 This goddes gloton..Hath no pyte on vs pore. He perforneth yuel [does evil], That he precheth he preueth [demonstrates] nought. 1639 T. FULLER Holy War I. xxiii. The Levites..had 48 cities..being better… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • practise what you preach — to behave in the same way that you try to persuade other people to behave Sometimes it s hard as a parent to practise what you preach …   English dictionary

  • preach — [pri:tʃ] v [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: prechier, from Late Latin praedicare, from Latin dicare to say publicly ] 1.) [I and T] to talk about a religious subject in a public place, especially in a church during a service preach to ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • preach — verb 1 (I, T) to give a talk in public about a religious subject, especially about the correct moral way for people to behave (+ to/on/about): Christ began preaching to large crowds. | preach sth: The pastor preached a sermon on brotherly love. 2 …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • practise — [[t]præ̱ktɪs[/t]] practises, practising, practised (in AM, use practice) 1) VERB If you practise something, you keep doing it regularly in order to be able to do it better. → See also practised [V n] Lauren practises the piano every day …   English dictionary

  • practise — BrE , practice AmE verb 1 (I, T) to do an activity regularly in order to improve your skill or to prepare for a test: practise (doing) sth: John s practising the violin. | Today we re going to practise parking. | practise for sth: She s… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • practise — prac|tise W3S3 BrE practice AmE [ˈpræktıs] v 1.) [I and T] to do an activity, often regularly, in order to improve your skill or to prepare for a test ▪ They moved the furniture back to practise their dance routine. ▪ It gives students the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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