Idiom: bear fruit

Idiom: bear fruit

If something bears fruit, it produces successful or positive results.


Examples of use:

1. Your dedication to your English studies will bear fruit in the future.

2. Four years of training bore fruit when she won an Olympic gold medal.

3. We hope that in the coming months our new plans for the business will bear fruit.

5. My hard work is beginning to bear fruit.


The literal meaning of ‘bear fruit’ is to produce fruit.


Our cherry tree didn’t bear fruit this year.


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