promise (one) the world

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promise (one) the world

To promise one something that is not feasible or cannot be done. Your clients will come to distrust you if you keep promising them the world and then inevitably fail to deliver.
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I want it right in front of me, dribbling orange juice on its suit lapels, promising us the world, and willing to answer questions.
With so many lotions and potions promising us the world, knowing what beauty items you can't do without can be an impossible task.