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Describing and relating to promises and promising - synonyms or related words



used about things such as promises that express serious intentions



empty words or promises are things that you say you will do but do not do



hollow promises or threats are not sincere, or are about things that will not really happen



used for describing a situation in which you do not do what you promised, agreed, or hoped

as good as your word

doing what you have promised to do

on my honour

used for making a serious promise to do something

my word is my bond

used for saying that people can trust you because if you promise to do something, you will do it

cross your heart (and hope to die)

used as a way of making a promise, especially between children

jam tomorrow

something good that someone promises you but that never seems to happen


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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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