Expression idiomatique en anglais : Actions speak louder than words!

25 août 2015 - Anglais : ressources

An idiom is a phrase that has developed a figurative meaning through frequency of use. Idioms are common in many different languages, and are often shared across languages through numerous translations. They can be useful and fun to use, but are sometimes confusing. We’ll be posting examples of idiomatic expressions in English on a regular basis.

Here goes for a first idiomatic expression, starting with the letter A: “Actions speak louder than words”:


Refers to the idea that it’s better to do something than just talk about it.


  • Politicians are all the same, all talk but no work; do they realize that actions speak louder than words?
  • He always tells his girlfriend that he loves her, but he never actually does anything nice for her. Someone should teach him that actions speak louder than words.
  • A good leader does not tell his team how things should be done, he shows them; after all, actions speak louder than words.


This statement is a very old proverb and is found in many languages and in various forms. It was first recorded in English in this exact way in 1736.

We hope you enjoy these example uses and begin to use the expression « Actions speak louder than words »!

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