speak for itself

speak for itself
speak for itself/themselves if something speaks for itself, it does not need any explanation.

I'm not going to talk about our business successes. I think the report speaks for itself.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • speak for itself — phrase if something speaks for itself, it is clearly so good or effective that no additional argument about it is necessary His success as a lawyer speaks for itself. Thesaurus: to be good enough or as good as expectedsynonym Main entry: speak *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • speak for itself — if something speaks for itself, it is clearly so good or effective that no additional argument about it is necessary His success as a lawyer speaks for itself …   English dictionary

  • speak for itself — Synonyms and related words: aller sans dire, approve, argue, attest, be clear, be manifest, be no secret, be plain, bespeak, betoken, breathe, come across, connote, demonstrate, denote, display, evidence, evince, exhibit, express, furnish… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • speak for itself — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. be self evident, be self explanatory, vindicate; see explain 1 , justify 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • let (something) speak for itself — let (something) speak for itself/themselves speak for itself/themselves if something speaks for itself, it does not need any explanation. The book offers no analysis of Bonnard s work, it just lets the paintings speak for themselves …   New idioms dictionary

  • speak for themselves — speak for itself/themselves if something speaks for itself, it does not need any explanation. I m not going to talk about our business successes. I think the report speaks for itself …   New idioms dictionary

  • speak for themselves — speak for itˈself/themˈselves idiom to be so easy to see and understand that you do not need to say anything else about it/them • Her success speaks for itself. • Recent events speak for themselves. Main entry: ↑speakidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • speaks for itself — (something) speaks for (itself) something does not need explanation. Her behavior speaks for itself, and it doesn t matter what anyone else thinks about it. Is the experiment a success? I think the numbers speak for themselves. Usage notes: often …   New idioms dictionary

  • something speaks for itself — (something) speaks for (itself) something does not need explanation. Her behavior speaks for itself, and it doesn t matter what anyone else thinks about it. Is the experiment a success? I think the numbers speak for themselves. Usage notes: often …   New idioms dictionary

  • let (something) speak for themselves — let (something) speak for itself/themselves speak for itself/themselves if something speaks for itself, it does not need any explanation. The book offers no analysis of Bonnard s work, it just lets the paintings speak for themselves …   New idioms dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”