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promises are like pie crust(s): (easily made,) easily broken

Promises are as thin and fragile as pie crust, and people make them so often but are rarely inclined to keep them. "Pie crust" is often written as a single word. A: "He promised to help me study for my exam, but he didn't show up!" B: "Well, promises are like pie crusts, Sarah—easily made, easily broken." A: "I promise that I will never do something like that again." B: "Not good enough, Tom. Promises are like piecrust—easily broken."
See also: broken, easily, like, pie, promise

promises are like pie crust(s): (they are) made to be broken

Promises are as thin and fragile as pie crust, and people make them so often but are rarely inclined to keep them. "Pie crust" is often written as a single word. A: "He promised to help me study for my exam, but he didn't show up!" B: "Well, promises are like pie crusts, Sarah—made to be broken." A: "I promise that I will never do something like that again." B: "Not good enough, Tom. Promises are like piecrust—they're made to be broken."
See also: broken, like, made, pie, promise

Promises are like piecrust, made to be broken.

Prov. It is useless to make promises, because people always break their promises. Lisa made Andrew promise not to drink anymore, but promises are like piecrust, made to be broken.
See also: broken, like, made, Promise
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Syria's butcher Assad says an amnesty is OK though his promises are shorter than a kanafeh piecrust.
It's good, though, plenty of steak under a crunchy piecrust, vegetables neither overcooked nor undercooked but toothsome.
For example, consider the slight leavening of a piecrust in contrast to the dramatic rise of puff pastry as the result of the water content in the dough and the butter turning to steam.
Then she sprinkled flour on the table, rolled out a perfect piecrust, folded it in half, and settled it into the pie pan like she'd done this all her life.
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The attic, deep under the eaves, holds folded old carpets and fancy dishes with piecrust edges and kerosene lamps and knobby trunks that will never travel again and cloth-covered albums full of his grandparents' "people," ancestors long dead but with button-bright eyes staring right at him when he opens an album's thick gilt-edged pages.
Kids can tackle homework, Grandma can roll out a piecrust, and Mom can make a salad for dinner--all with no elbow bumping.
But not everyone has the gift of time and the ease of hand to turn out a double piecrust at a moment's notice.
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1 package of pudding mix * milk * bowl * plastic wrap * scissors * 1 package of refrigerated piecrust * toothpick * knife * aluminum baking pan * water * plate * 1 tablespoon of whipped cream * refrigerator * oven
Salmon Quiche 1/2 (15-ounce) package refrigerated piecrust 4 green onions, thinly sliced 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind 1 teaspoon dried dill weed or 1 tablespoon fresh dill weed 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup Half and Half 3 large eggs 1 4-ounce package smoked salmon, chopped 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese Unfold piecrust, and place on a lightly floured surface.
You saw her cutting piecrust in the morning, humming to it; or you saw her setting out the baked pies at noon or taking them in, cool, at dusk.
The clay slab is then folded over and sealed by having students press their thumbs along the edge, like a piecrust.