- If you practice what you preach it means you yourself should do the things you advise other people to do.
- Behave as you would have others behave.
- Do what you say other people should do.
1. You always tell us to quiet down but I wish you would practice what you preach. I can hear your voice from the basement.
2. My professor always told us to be model students but I wish he’d practice what he preached. We always caught him sleeping while monitoring our exams.
3. I wish he’d practice what he preached, his wife confronted him about cheating on her and now they’re getting a divorce.
4. If you practice what you preach, I think your words would more of a positive affect on people.
bigot, charlatan, cheat, con artist, crook, deceiver, fake, faker, four-flusher, fraud, hypocrite, imposter, lip server, masquerader, pharisee, phony, poser, pretender, quack, swindler, trickster, two-face
Try this expression!
Out of practice
- To be out of practice means to be impaired in skill by neglect.
- Not currently proficient in a particular activity/skill due to not having exercised or performed it for some time.
1. I’m so out of practice, I haven’t touched the piano in years.
2. A: Grandma, I miss your baked apple pie!
B: Oh honey, I haven’t baked in so long I’m probably out of practice.
3. A: The team lost their winning streak because they were out of practice.
B: I think fame and media attention got to their heads.
4. I used to be very skilled as a graphic designer but I’ve lost touch from being out of practice.
deficient, impaired, inexperienced, neglected, not what it was, rusty, sluggish, soft, stale, unpracticed, unqualified, weak