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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He will promise you the world but if he ever got his wicked way with you - the ballot box - you would never hear from him again" - Labour's former acting leader Harriet Harman on Prime Minister David Cameron.
I have now come to the conclusion that the major parties who promise you the world before every election give you very little after the election and renege on a lot of the offers that were there before the election.
He'll promise you the world, promise to make all your dreams come true.
I can't promise you the world, but I can promise you I will work 24-7 for the district and I will work as hard as I can for a better future for the people in the district," he said.