promise someone the moon
promise (one) the moon
To promise one something that cannot be done. Your clients will come to distrust you if you keep promising them the moon.
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promise someone the moon (or earth)promise something that is unattainable. British
1998 New Scientist Scientists tend to promise taxpayers the moon, and then not deliver.
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