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  1. #1
    Anouska21 Guest

    Question Promise the world

    Hi,

    Is this sentence correct:

    She told him 'You don't have to promise me the world'?

    What does 'promise someone the world' mean? I looked it up in the dictionary and I only found 'promise the moon/ the earth'

    Is 'promise the world' correct? and is it used in colloquial english?

    Thank you

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    Noego is offline Senior Member
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    Default Re: Promise the world

    I believe that "promising someone the world" has the same meaning as "promising the moon, the Earth."

    She told him: "You don't have to promise me the world!"


    I removed the question mark (?) as I didn't see how it would make sense to put one there.

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