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British pronunciation/bˈeə fɹˈuːt/
American pronunciation/bˈɛɹ fɹˈuːt/
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to produce a satisfactory or successful result

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to [bear] fruit definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "bear fruit" and when to use it?

The idiom "bear fruit" dates back to the early 16th century. It is derived from the literal meaning of the phrase, which is to produce fruit. In this context, fruit is used as a metaphor for a successful outcome. The phrase is often used to describe a project or endeavor that has been successful or has produced the desired results.

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The tomato plant in my garden is starting to bear fruit.
The strawberry plant in our garden is beginning to bear fruit.
Despite facing initial setbacks, the team's perseverance eventually bore fruit when they won the championship.
The long hours of studying and preparation for the exam finally bore fruit when Rebecca received the highest score in her class.
The investment in the company's research and development department is expected to bear fruit in the form of groundbreaking innovations.
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