The proof is in the pudding.の意味や使い方を解説!英語で1日1フレーズ #338



今回のフレーズは「The proof is in the pudding.」です。

「The proof is in the pudding.」は、直訳すると「証拠はプリンの中にある」となりますが、実際には「実際に試せばわかる」「論より証拠」という意味になります。


例えば、新しいプロジェクトの成功を期待する場面で、「We’ll see if this new strategy works. The proof is in the pudding.(この新しい戦略がうまくいくかどうか見てみよう。実際に試せばわかる)」と言うことができます。また、何かの効果を確認するために、「You say this method is better, but the proof is in the pudding.(この方法が良いと言うけど、論より証拠だ)」と言うこともできます。

「The proof is in the pudding」は、古いイギリスのことわざ「The proof of the pudding is in the eating.(プリンの品定めは食べてみればわかる)」の短縮版です。ここでの「pudding」は、肉などを腸に詰めたソーセージの一種を指しています。つまり、中の肉の安全性を確かめるためには、実際に味見をする必要があった、というわけです。そこから転じて、何かの真の価値は実際に試してみなければ分からない、という意味を持つようになりました。

まとめると、「The proof is in the pudding.」は、文字通り「(味の)証明はプリンの中にある」という意味ではなく、物事の真価は結果を見て判断すべきだということを指します。このフレーズを使うことで、結果が全てを物語るという状況を表現することができます。

この「The proof is in the pudding.」を使って、物事の真価を結果で判断する場面で活用してみてください。

The proof is in the pudding.


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A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
A blessing in disguise.
A dime a dozen.
A feather in one's cap.
A penny for your thoughts.
A penny saved is a penny earned.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
A watched pot never boils.
Add insult to injury.
All ears.
All is fair in love and war.
All thumbs.
As cool as a cucumber.
As high as a kite.
Back to square one.
Back to the drawing board.
Backseat driver.
Barking up the wrong tree.
Beat a dead horse.
Beat around the bush.
Beggars can't be choosers.
Better safe than sorry.
Birds of a feather flock together.
Bite off more than one can chew.
Bite the bullet.
Blood is thicker than water.
Break a leg.
Burn the midnight oil.
Call it a day.
Caught between a rock and a hard place.
Clean as a whistle.
Close, but no cigar.
Cost an arm and a leg.
Cut corners.
Cut to the chase.
Don't judge a book by its cover.
Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Easy come, easy go.
Every dog has its day.
Fish out of water.
Fit as a fiddle.
Fortune favors the bold.
From rags to riches.
Get a taste of one's own medicine.
Get one's act together.
Get out of hand.
Give it a shot.
Give someone the benefit of the doubt.
Give someone the cold shoulder.
Go the extra mile.
Hit the hay.
Hit the nail on the head.
Hit the road.
Hit the sack.
Hold your horses.
Honesty is the best policy.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Ignorance is bliss.
In the blink of an eye.
In the heat of the moment.
In the twinkling of an eye.
It takes two to tango.
Jump on the bandwagon.
Jump the gun.
Jumping through hoops.
Jumping to conclusions.
Keep it under your hat.
Keep one's fingers crossed.
Keep your chin up.
Keep your eyes peeled.
Mind over matter.
On the ball.
Out of sight, out of mind.
Put a sock in it.
Success is a journey, not a destination.
The ball is in your court.
Under the weather.
Where there's a will, there's a way.