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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*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.
See also: lot, of, promise
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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