promises are like pie crust(s): (easily made,) easily broken(redirected from promises are like pie-crust: easily broken)
promises are like pie crust(s): (easily made,) easily broken
Promises are as thin and fragile as pie crust, and people make them so often but are rarely inclined to keep them. "Pie crust" is often written as a single word. A: "He promised to help me study for my exam, but he didn't show up!" B: "Well, promises are like pie crusts, Sarah—easily made, easily broken." A: "I promise that I will never do something like that again." B: "Not good enough, Tom. Promises are like piecrust—easily broken."
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