lot of promise

a lot of promise

A great amount of potential for future success or excellence. The fullback showed a lot of promise in college, with several professional football teams looking to draft him as soon as he graduated. This new treatment we're developing has a lot of promise, but we won't know just how effective it is until it has been in use for a few years.
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*lot of promise

much promise for the future. (*Typically: have ~; show ~.) Sally is quite young, but she has a lot of promise. This bush is small, but it shows a lot of promise.
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00 Nottingham SP forecast 6-4 Out of a sister to Oaks runner-up Flight Of Fancy and showed a lot of promise when beaten two lengths in fourth in a 7f Leicester maiden last month.
The ex-champ, who lives in Brentwood, Essex, added: "He's showing a lot of promise, a lot of determination.
Although not as instantly compelling as some other European dramas, The Saboteurs shows a lot of promise, especially with the arrival of British actress Anna Friel, who plays a ballsy secret agent.
ONE bright spot for me this week was Fabian Delph's England debut - I thought he showed a lot of promise.
They are in excellent condition and show a lot of promise.
The rest of this season has a lot of promise and 'perhaps' some silverware.
Small operation with a lot of promise to grow for a young owner who is ready to travel more.
While the ACO model holds a lot of promise, it is not the only option reforming the way care is delivered.
Dallimore was honoured to help take the session and believes that there is a lot of promise in the first batch of players.
We did not win any trophies this season but there is a lot of promise for the future.
Shaheen showed a lot of promise as a sailor in the optimist class, and it was through his efforts that the UAE recorded several accolades in the sailing world, starting off [with] a fine win in the 2003 Al Baraha Regatta in Bahrain.
SUZUKI is launching its third generation Swift this autumn and it is a compact car with a lot of promise.
Eastwood displays a lot of promise behind the camera.
The Spoken Language Translation Research Laboratories at ATR recently demonstrated a system that shows a lot of promise.