Idiom: bear fruit

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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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Angela Boothroyd

Angela Boothroyd

Freelance writer, English language teacher, at Botanical Linguist
Hi, I'm Angela, the creator of the Botanical Linguist site. I'm a freelance writer, linguist, and qualified English language teacher. I specialize in writing online course content, and blog posts and articles about business, education, and the English language. I’m also a writing coach for non-native users of English who want to blog better in English.
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