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empty promises

This page is about the collocation empty promises

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

promises that probably won't be kept

For example

  • Politicians make empty promises so that we'll vote for them.

  • The governor promised to help us, but now we know that his promises were empty.

Quick Quiz

If you make empty promises, people will stop

a. trusting you

b. blaming you

c. promising you

Contributor: Matt Errey