Practice what you preach
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Do yourself what you advise others to do.
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Words nearby Practice what you preach
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Other Idioms and Phrases with Practice what you preach
practice what you preach
Behave as you would have others behave, as in You keep telling us to clean up, but I wish you'd practice what you preach. This idiom expresses an ancient idea but appeared in this precise form only in 1678. Also see do as I say.
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