Idioms and Definitions Actions speak louder than words



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Idioms and Definitions
1. Actions speak louder than words the things that people do (actions) are more important than the things they say (words)

  1. She’s promised to be nicer to her sister from now on, but actions speak louder than words.

  2. Every politician will claim that he or she cares about the problems of the average person, but actions speak louder than words.

This expression implies that we can learn about a person’s true intentions by looking at what they do rather than what they say.
2. Apple of (one’s) eye a person or thing that is precious or loved above all else

  1. Richard is so attached to his daughter that he would do anything for her. She’s the apple of his eye.

  2. The boy won’t behave in school, but you can’t convince his parents. He’s the apple of their eye.

Centuries old, this expression stems from the ancient belief that the pupil of the eye was solid and shaped like an apple. The pupil was considered precious since one could not see without it.

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