hold/have promise

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Definition of hold/have promise

: to seem likely to be effective or successful in the future The new drug holds/has promise.

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“Hold/have promise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hold%2Fhave%20promise. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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