promiseverbuk /ˈprɒm.ɪs/ us /ˈprɑː.mɪs/
promise verb (SAY CERTAINLY)
- "But listen, you must promise never to tell anyone." "I promise."
- You have to stand up in court and promise to tell 'the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth'.
- I gave him my number and he promised to call me.
- I promised the babysitter that we'd be home by midnight.
- She's been promising to pay back the money for six months, but I reckon she's just stringing me along.
promise verb (BE EXPECTED)
promisenounuk /ˈprɒm.ɪs/ us /ˈprɑː.mɪs/
promise noun (SAY CERTAINLY)
- She felt encouraged by their promise of support.
- I made a promise to you and I intend to keep it.
- Voters are bound to be mistrustful of a government that has broken so many promises.
- The prime minister may now be regretting her impetuous promise to reduce unemployment by half.
- The company has not kept faith with its promise to invest in training.
promise noun (EXPECTED)
- an accident waiting to happen idiom
- be an actor, cook, etc. in the making idiom
- not be beyond the wit of man/sb idiom
- room for improvement idiom