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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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It's this version of the Wellington that we're replicating here, the piecrust giving way to puff pastry and an elk tenderloin a worthy and wild replacement for your basic beef.
At present, many experts in the field concur that until we have more studies, you should use coconut oil sparingly, perhaps in flavoring Asian and Thai dishes, and the occasional piecrust, biscuits or cupcakes.
But as Ken Albala and Robert Appelbaum have shown, the fact that piecrust functioned less as pastry and more as preservative in the early modern period--"coffins" for the mince inside--endows Hamlet's "funeral baked meats" (1.2.187) with much of their meaning.
The soft textured and white grained wheat varieties have reduced particle-size distribution, relatively pale and starchy kernels and are preferred for manufacturing biscuits, piecrust and other breakfast foods (Devaux et al., 1998; Knott et al., 2009).
Syria's butcher Assad says an amnesty is OK though his promises are shorter than a kanafeh piecrust.
This formal insistence continues on the level of patterning, as with The Ex-Wife's Pies and Things, 2010, in which the cabinet's striped wooden veneer, the piecrust's cross-hatching, and the kitchen floor's rectangular tiling wryly enunciate the gridded compositional structure that sustains each painting.
It's good, though, plenty of steak under a crunchy piecrust, vegetables neither overcooked nor undercooked but toothsome.
1) In the first Word Ways he edited, Howard combined the concept of transposition (PICTURES to PIECRUST) with that of letter-shift (COLD-dpme-eqnf-FROG) to produce the shiftgram MUSIC-nvtjd-owuke-pxvlf-qywmg-rzxnh-sayoi-tbzpj-UCAQK-QUACK
The easy-to-follow recipes range from Sourdough Pancakes; Apple Bundt Cake; Coconut Jellyroll; and Double Chocolate Cookies; to a Graham Cracker Piecrust; Mexican Fruit Pies; Strawberry Panna Cotta; and Lemon Meringue Cups.
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.
Let's keep the cherry pie image in mind as we put the filling on the lower piecrust. This step just consists of rolling quite a few cherries out of clay--no need for them all to be a uniform size as cherries are a little different in real life too.
The all-steel, direct-drive transmission and wide bowl make it perfect for mixing piecrust or making mayonnaise.
At these times, the mantle was extended over the aperture edge, like the fluted edge of a piecrust, perhaps in the process of secreting new periostracal bristles.
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.