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Meaning of a lick and a promise in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A LICK AND A PROMISE

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ENGLISH WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A LICK AND A PROMISE

a lick and a promise
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Synonyms and antonyms of a lick and a promise in the English dictionary of synonyms

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WORDS RELATING TO «A LICK AND A PROMISE»

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Translation of «a lick and a promise» into 20 languages

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The translations of a lick and a promise from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «a lick and a promise» in English.
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zh

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一舔,并承诺
1,325 millions of speakers
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es

Translator English - Spanish

una mano y una promesa
550 millions of speakers
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en

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a lick and a promise
510 millions of speakers
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hi

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एक चाटना और एक वादा
380 millions of speakers
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ar

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لعق ووعد
280 millions of speakers
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ru

Translator English - Russian

лизать и обещание
278 millions of speakers
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pt

Translator English - Portuguese

uma lambida e uma promessa
270 millions of speakers
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fr

Translator English - French

un coup de langue et une promesse
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de

Translator English - German

Katzenwäsche
180 millions of speakers
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ja

Translator English - Japanese

なめると約束
130 millions of speakers
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ko

Translator English - Korean

핥아 약속
85 millions of speakers
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vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

liếm và một lời hứa
80 millions of speakers
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it

Translator English - Italian

una mano e una promessa
65 millions of speakers
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pl

Translator English - Polish

lizać iobietnica
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uk

Translator English - Ukrainian

лизати і обіцянку
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ro

Translator English - Romanian

o linge și o promisiune
30 millions of speakers
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el

Translator English - Greek

ένα γλείψιμο και μια υπόσχεση
15 millions of speakers
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af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n lek en ´n belofte
14 millions of speakers
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sv

Translator English - Swedish

en lick och ett löfte
10 millions of speakers
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no

Translator English - Norwegian

en slikk og et løfte
5 millions of speakers
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The translation of a lick and a promise in German is Katzenwäsche play
See the definition of Katzenwäsche and synonyms of Katzenwäsche in the German dictionary.

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A LICK AND A PROMISE»

The term «a lick and a promise» is regularly used and occupies the 76.073 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «A LICK AND A PROMISE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a lick and a promise

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A LICK AND A PROMISE»

Discover the use of a lick and a promise in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to a lick and a promise and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Lick and a Promise
Food stylist Margot Janowitz's sizzling commercials for a chain of burger joints all scream "Eat me" on TV, but her sensual adventures offscreen are another story.
autorJo Leigh, 2010
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A Lick and a Promise
Ann Wesley Hardin. “If it was a raccoon or a cat, she'd bark,” Michael said. “She hates other animals. She wagged her tail.” “Well, maybe it was the neighbor putting out the trash,” Dove said. “She likes Mrs. Connor.” “Trash collection is on ...
autorAnn Wesley Hardin, 2007
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Collected Fictions
Gordon Lish. the whole deal from start to finish was just a lick and a promise and not a serious effort! Believe me, the King of Sweden comes along and sees a thing like this just J.D. thing, you think the man does not have the intelligence and  ...
autorGordon Lish, 2010
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Love, Luck & Lessons for Life: Traditional Wisdom on Life's ...
These he acted out himself and they were so successful that, with his indubitable wit, they made him a favourite of Julius Caesar. As a reward the Emperor both freed and educated him. 'A LICK AND A PROMISE' is AN EXPRESSION FOR A ...
autorRuth Binney, 2005
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Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence
... doing, believe in yourself, keep your nose to the grindstone and your head above water. If you find yourself sinking then stop, take a breather and remember, it isn't over until the fat lady sings! Idioms - an Explanation A lick and a promise.
autorLuke Jackson, 2002
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Cock&'s Spur, The
You were a lick-and-a-promise fellow, didn't give a damn. A good block- ader works hard. When it's done right it's the hardest toil there is. But you wouldn't work . You wouldn't break a sweat. No sir, you'd hardly bestir yourself atall. You weren't  ...
autorCharles F. Price, 2000
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Grounded Globalism: How the U. S. South Embraces the World
Addressing this question, I offer only “a lick and a promise,” not a full survey of southern arts and literature but a few suggestions of ways this domain is and is not moving globally. At an external level, the influx of international elements is ...
autorJames L. Peacock, 2011
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Victoria Place
I jumped in the shower, threw on some jeans and sweat shirt, towel dried my hair and gave it a lick and a promise with the blow dryer, put it in a single braid and pinned it up, brushed my teeth and skipped the makeup. I quickly made the bed ...
autorVicki Eide, 2011
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Parables at Work
After all these years I can still remember the smile with which she tackled the toughest job — and the quaint sayings that she used to lighten chores. "Don't just give it a lick and a promise," she would say. Or, "That needs a bit of elbow grease .
autorJohn C. Purdy, 1985
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Where Thousands Fell
... without an authentic visa in this country, and I was never sure that my credentials would not be challenged. I would have to give some of these places what my grandfather, when he was sweeping the floor, used to call "a lick and a promise ...
autorWilliam J. Leonard, William J. Leonard, S. J., 1995
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A LICK AND A PROMISE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term a lick and a promise is used in the context of the following news items.
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[Editorial] A lick and a promise
Prosecutors investigating the Sung Woan-jong payoff scandal raided last Friday the home of a former Saenuri Party official suspected of ... «The Korea Herald, May 15»
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Trains, buses must install seatbelts too
Luggage restraints on American trains often amount to just a lick and a promise. One decent sized bag falling on a passenger's head can cause ... «NorthJersey.com, May 15»
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On Cooking Southern: Graduation Season's Here — Let's Party
A lick and a promise: The amount of attention and effort a person puts into getting something checked off the must-do list before heading for the ... «HottyToddy.com, May 15»
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The Old West Through New Eyes
It's just that he's fashion savvy enough to know that by giving western wear more than just a lick and a promise, he's going to come out looking ... «Crave Online, Feb 15»
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Courthouse needs, use tax discussed at First Friday Coffee event
"Over the last hundred years, both buildings have mostly been taken care of with a lick and a promise to do something better. We've finally got ... «Southeast Missourian, Feb 15»
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County, city facilities prepare for regional mental hospital's closure
Hmph. As a social worker dealing with mentally ill patients, I can rest assure you that placing patients back in the community with only a lick and a promise of ... «WAFF, Jan 15»
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Horoscope for Oct. 21
A lick and a promise won't be enough. Take the time to do it right, and you'll proceed to create a better life in the new year. You'll be dealing in ... «The Daily News Journal, Oct 14»
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Jake Returns With His Family Of Jewels
A Lick and a Promise is designated as being in the “pop” category on iTunes. But one can forget trying to pigeonhole the fount of musical ... «New Haven Independent, Sep 14»
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50 years after Mary Sherman's murder, memories of her life
When you're making a diagnosis at a challenging area you have to - you can't give it a lick and a promise - you have to be fairly rigorous in your ... «The Times-Picayune, Jul 14»
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Reaction to Matt Baggott suggestion that PSNI not investigate pre …
... that security forces would have to provide all of the information and simply rely on a lick and a promise from the paramilitary organisations." ... «BBC News, Jun 14»
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