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Describing and relating to promises and promising

solemn

adjective

used about things such as promises that express serious intentions

empty

adjective

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

hollow

adjective

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

broken

adjective

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

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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