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promises, promises

A sarcastic reply to a promise or assurance that one does not believe. A: "I swear, as soon as I have a bit more free time, we will go on a proper date together." B: "Promises, promises! I won't hold my breath."
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promises, promises

used to indicate that the speaker is sceptical about someone's stated intention to do something. informal
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Even before her standout beauty made her internationally celebrated, Margie was already a performing artist, a dancer who appeared in stage musicals like Promises, Promises.
The British ambassador to Cairo has repeatedly praised the government's efforts assuring the authorities that flights will be resumed shortly, but with airline after airline delaying their return, his words are beginning to sound like promises, promises.
Promises, promises, promises without a clear sense of the mathematics involved: that is what I have a particular disdain for.
I always thought this will never take place, the plans they put forward for a super this and a super that - promises, promises.
PROMISES, PROMISES The Girl Guides have now dropped Duty to God from their promise on enrolment into the movement.
BROKEN PROMISES I cannot subscribe any more To this futility known as war No long-term benefits And nothing so befits The death and destruction wrought to my door Political leaders fight tooth and nail for their job Which usually turns out to be corn on the cob They blame all except themselves Myth, legend and the under twelves The buck they pass so fast in one they rob Please don't ask me for a contribution I can see through your elocution And your well rehearsed lies But I can't see the flies Through their footprint is on your constitution Love is like a warm spring day Promises, promises up and away But, of course, the recent stamp Has made spring-time rather damp Overcast with outlook so leaden grey Jock Brownlee Wood End Coventry
If we see a hunger strike today, we interpret this as a symptom, as an indicator about the lack of perspective that those detainees have, the impression of an American government which does not follow up on promises, promises that have been made on transfers," Maurer said at a news conference on April 11.
PROMISES, PROMISES : Seen at the auction in aid of Friend to Friend at The Brambles pub, Holmfirth, is Friend to Friend volunteer Gill Evans with auctioneer Richard Schofield Picture by Paul Welch (PW211112Dauction-01)
It's always promises, promises and then in the end it's disappointing," the 72-year-old added.
In the last decade Finneran has become one of Broadway's best scenestealers, beating legends like Estelle Parsons and Angela Lansbury for supporting actress Tonys for her performances as a ditsy blonde in the 2001 revival Noises Off and a drunken barfly in the 2010 revival of Promises, Promises.
David and Bacharach won an Oscar for Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head from the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Grammys and Tonys for the songs from the hit Broadway musical Promises, Promises, as well as other top 40 hits Hal including Do You Know the Way to San Jose, Close to You and That's What Friends Are For.
Syrians are sophisticated people who will quickly see through the latest stance by the regime, announced by spokesperson Bouthaina Shaaban Thursday, if it turns out to be another case of promises, promises.
I honor his decision, offer my support, and wish him well, both in Promises, Promises and in his life and career ever after.
Those are the words with which Clive Barnes, then The New York Times theater critic, greeted Promises, Promises the day after it opened on Broadway.