practice what one preaches

idiom

: to act according to the way one tells other people to act
Practice what you preach—don't smoke if you tell your children not to smoke.

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“Practice what one preaches.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/practice%20what%20one%20preaches. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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