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promise (someone) the earth (or moon)

Definition of promise someone the earth or moon in English:

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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