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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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PROMISES promises This week the UK Government admitted that 13 frigates would not be built on the Clyde after all.
His play Promises Promises goes to New York next month but Douglas won't be going Stateside.
The set closer Promises Promises had drummer Richard Webber bludgeoning his drum kit as the rest of the band created a cavern of noise.
The top 10 from Liverpool HMV this week is: 1 Where Is The Love -Black Eyed Peas feat Justin 2 WhiteFlag -Dido 3 Are You Ready For Love -Elton John 4 I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself -White Stripes 5 Silence Is Easy -Starsailor 6 Baby Boy -Big Brovaz 7 Pretty Green Eyes -Ultrabeat 8 Wildest Dreams -Iron Maiden 9 Promises Promises -Cooper Temple Clause 10 This Is TheNew Sh*t - Marilyn Manson Win a chart album of your choice by telling me the names of the White Stripes.
Together with Eden Court, Inverness, in their first collaboration, Dundee Rep will be performing one-woman show Promises Promises in 10 community venues in Dundee, including NHS Ninewells from October 21 to November 2, followed by a nine-date Highland tour from November 4-16.