show (a lot of) promise

Definition of show (a lot of) promise

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

Word by Word Definitions

showplay
  1. :  to cause or permit to be seen :  exhibit

    :  to offer for sale

    :  to present as a public spectacle :  perform

  1. :  a demonstrative display

    :  outward appearance

    :  a false semblance :  pretense

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

    :  the use of lots as a means of deciding something

    :  the resulting choice

  1. :  allot, apportion

    :  to form or divide into lots

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

    :  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

    :  reason to expect something

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

    :  warrant, assure

    :  betroth


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