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Meaning of “promise sb the earth/moon” in the English Dictionary

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promise sb the earth/moon

informal to say that you will do much ​greater things than you will ​ever be ​able to ​achieve: Like most ​governments in ​their first ​term of ​office, they ​promised the ​earth.
(Definition of promise sb the earth/moon from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “promise sb the earth/moon”
in Chinese (Simplified) 向(某人)作无法兑现的承诺…
in Chinese (Traditional) 向(某人)作無法兌現的承諾…
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