on a promise

on a promise

On the understanding that something will be done as someone has promised. He agreed to overtake the project on top of his existing work on a promise of a pay raise. We decided to let it go without punishing John on a promise that he will not attend any of these parties ever again.
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on a promise

(of a person) confidently assured of something, especially of having sexual intercourse with someone. informal
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