promise (one) the world

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promise (one) the world

To promise one something that is not feasible or cannot be done. Your clients will come to distrust you if you keep promising them the world and then inevitably fail to deliver.
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Perhaps other countries might see that and try and get into him, promise him the world and get him in the first-team before you know it.