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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We get suspicious when you promise us the world. These days, if students were motivated enough, they could get the equivalent of a college education through their smart-phones.
* "Hillary will do exactly what her husband did--woo us during the campaign, promise us the world, then dump us if she gets in."
More mythical messiahs like Sven Goran Eriksson will ride in on trusty steeds and promise us the world, then send out over-rated golden boys who wilt at the first test.
Now, in the exciting 21st century, we live in an era where science seems to promise us the world - IVF, and if we believe them, even cloning.