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promises, promises

A sarcastic reply to a promise or assurance that one does not believe. A: "I swear, as soon as I have a bit more free time, we will go on a proper date together." B: "Promises, promises! I won't hold my breath."
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promises, promises

used to indicate that the speaker is sceptical about someone's stated intention to do something. informal
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"Literally after decades of broken promises, promises to pay, acknowledging the indebtedness, the plaintiff was left with no option, he came to me," Wakefield told AFP.
Promises, promises, promises, like always by all and sundry and yet, the sniper shootings continued, trains continued to be attacked and people were killed in explosions, cars continued to be stolen and daring daylight burglaries did not stop, as though nothing had happened at the political and administrative level at the top.
PROMISES, promises. T-Mobile and Sprint, the third- and fourth-most popular mobile phone networks in the US, respectively, have made a series of alluring pledges to federal regulators as they seek approval for their $26.5-billion merger.
Simon's stage successes included "The Prisoner of Second Avenue," ?Last of the Red Hot Lovers," ?The Sunshine Boys," ?Plaza Suite," ?Chapter Two," ?Sweet Charity" and "Promises, Promises," but there were other plays and musicals, too, more than 30 in all.
Mindanao was dubbed as 'The Land of Promise,' and Mindanaoans say in derision that this is so because what it got from the government through the years were promises, promises and more promises.
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As the festival acknowledges, Bacharach's versatility might best be illustrated by his film, television and theater work, such as the Broadway triumph "Promises, Promises," based on the film "The Apartment" with a book by Neil Simon.
Even before her standout beauty made her internationally celebrated, Margie was already a performing artist, a dancer who appeared in stage musicals like Promises, Promises.
The British ambassador to Cairo has repeatedly praised the government's efforts assuring the authorities that flights will be resumed shortly, but with airline after airline delaying their return, his words are beginning to sound like promises, promises.
Promises, promises, promises without a clear sense of the mathematics involved: that is what I have a particular disdain for.
Promises, promises. She forgets the local councils dragged through the courts kicking and screaming by the unions on behalf of their female members for equality of wages.
When she last appeared on Broadway in the 2010 revival of ''Promises, Promises,'' Chenoweth recalls a scary encounter.
The tracks are "Epistrophy" (4:39), "Promises, Promises" (4:26), "When I Dream" (8:52), "The Shadow of Your Smile" (4:33), "The Woman on the TV Screen" (6:00), "The Eye of the Hurricane" (3:29), "Tell Me a Bedtime Story" (5:06), "A Feeling" (4:07)', "Don't Worry 'Bout a Thing" (5:57), "Sunshower" (5:50), "Hear Comes Ron" (3:48), "Impressions" (4:57), "The Thrasher" (5:56), "Mr.
PROMISES, PROMISES: Saying what you are going to do in the garden is much easier than doing it and when we come home I'm going to feel obliged to carry out whatever I've said needs doing!
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