show (a lot of) promise

Definition of show (a lot of) promise

:to seem likely to be successful in the future
  • a young artist who shows (a lot of) promise

Word by Word Definitions

show play
  1. : to cause or permit to be seen : exhibit

  2. : to offer for sale

  3. : to present as a public spectacle : perform

  1. : a demonstrative display

  2. : outward appearance

  3. : a false semblance : pretense

lot play
  1. : an object used as a counter in determining a question by chance

  2. : the use of lots as a means of deciding something

  3. : the resulting choice

  1. : allot, apportion

  2. : to form or divide into lots

  1. : a nephew of Abraham who according to the account in Genesis escaped from the doomed city of Sodom with his wife who turned into a pillar of salt when she looked back

promise play
  1. : a declaration that one will do or refrain from doing something specified

  2. : a legally binding declaration that gives the person to whom it is made a right to expect or to claim the performance or forbearance of a specified act

  3. : reason to expect something

  1. : to pledge to do, bring about, or provide

  2. : warrant, assure

  3. : betroth


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