hold promise

hold promise

To have potential or be likely to achieve success. Our new recruit holds promise. I hope he can deliver during the season. Everyone thought the prototype held promise, but it didn't hold up during the testing phase.
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A research team supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Roadmap and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has identified chemical compounds that hold promise as potential therapies for schistosomiasis, a parasitic disease that afflicts more than 200 million people worldwide.
Restifo, president of Haveland Estates, LLC, who negotiated the sale terms, "White Plains continues to hold promise for renters and more than 90% of the available apartment units are leased.
A gigantic battle at the end and some surprising events hold promise for another sequel.
Vyskot welcomes studies of the papaya, with its conveniently small genome, but he says that other plants also hold promise for research on sex chromosome evolution.
A new experimental technique, ultra small angle x-ray scattering (USAXS) imaging, has been shown by NIST to hold promise as a useful tool for studying microstructures in situ.
Online health insurance sites hold promise as convenient, cost-effective vehicles for consumers who want to evaluate their health insurance options and enroll easily in plans tailored to their needs, a new study says.
Despite their size, they're incredibly strong, and they hold promise for future generations of microelectronic chips.
The techniques also hold promise for many other applications, such as analyzing food and diagnosing disease.
This forensic technique now appears also to hold promise in probing for evidence of ecological mayhem.
Jeremy Bloxham of Harvard University says the new experiments hold promise because they can explore small-scale turbulence that computer models cannot.