Definition of promise someone the earth or moon in English:

promise (someone) the earth (or moon)

  • Make extravagant promises to someone that are unlikely to be fulfilled: interactive technology titillates, promises the earth but delivers nothing
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    • With only a few days remaining there will be higher temptations by many people to lie by promising them the moon.
    • While some parties are talking about Muslim rights, others are promising them the moon.
    • At the same time he was promising me the moon, he was making plans to see her!
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Word of the day mage
Pronunciation: meɪdʒ
a magician or learned person