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
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When people ask me why I keep going to the battlefields, I just say a line from Major John McCrae's famous poem, In Flanders Fields, and that's that 'If ye break faith with us who die, We shall not sleep.
Might we not wonder exactly what WW1 soldier poet John McCrae meant by: 'If ye break faith with us who die'?
Written in the voice of those who fell at Ypres, it declares, "Take up our quarrel with the foe / To you from failing hands we throw the torch / If ye break faith with us who die, we shall not sleep.
If ye break faith with us who die/ We shall not sleep, though poppies grow/ In Flanders fields.
Short days ago/ We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow/ Loved, and were loved, and now we lie/ In Flanders' Fields/ Take up our quarrel with the foe/ To you from failing hands we throw/ The torch/ Be yours to hold it high/ If ye break faith with us who die/ We shall not sleep, though poppies grow/ In Flanders' Fields.
If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.
To you from falling hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high/If ye break faith with us who die/We shall not sleep, though poppies grow/In Flanders fields.