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“auction of promises” in British English

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auction of promisesnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌɔːk.ʃən əv ˈprɒm.ɪsɪz/ us /ˌ ˈɑːk.ʃən əv ˈprɑː.mɪsɪz/

an occasion when people bid (= offer money and compete against other people) for something that someone has offered to do, for example cook a meal, wash a car, etc. It is usually done in order to get money for a charity.

(Definition of “auction of promises” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)