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    My parents left me when I was small, so my baby and I have no one to care for us but him.
    When I try to talk to him about things he promises me the world at the time, then later he just ignores it. I just want to be loved again. What should I do to make him understand we need him?
    More:My husband used to treat me like princess, but now he just ignores me - Mirror Online

    What does "the world at the time" mean in above sentence?
    Is this a mistake? I think it may be "the word at the time".
    Thank you.



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    Default Re: the world at the time

    It's 'he promises me the world' - he makes all sorts of extravagant promises;
    'at the time' - at the time when you try to talk to him about things.

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    Default Re: the world at the time

    Can I use "he promises me the moon/the Earth?
    I think they have the same meaning.

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    Can I use "he promises me the moon/the Earth? If you wish.
    I think they have the same meaning. Yes
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