break faith with (someone or something)

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break faith with (someone or something)

To fail to act as one has promised. After promising so much, the candidate will be in danger of breaking faith with the many groups she courted on the campaign trail.
See also: break, faith

break/keep ˈfaith with somebody

break/keep a promise that you have made to somebody; stop/continue being loyal to somebody: The government claims they have kept faith with the people by reducing the crime rate.
See also: break, faith, keep, somebody
References in classic literature ?
Then there is the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, how first he piped the rats away, and afterward, when the mayor broke faith with him, drew all the children along with him and went into the mountain.