bear fruit

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bear fruit (third-person singular simple present bears fruit, present participle bearing fruit, simple past bore fruit, past participle borne fruit)

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see bear,‎ fruit.
  2. To succeed in some task; literally, of a tree or plant bearing fruit; figuratively in relation to any attempted task.
    After several barren years it was good to see the trees bearing fruit.
    Many people had looked but it was unusual to see these searches bearing fruit.