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A lick and a promise is an idiom that has been around at least since the middle of the s. We will examine the definition of the phrase a lick and a promise , where it came from and some examples of its use in sentences.
A cursory effort, for instance at painting or tidying up. It alludes to the perfunctory washing performed by children.
What is the meaning and origin of ‘lick and a promise'? - TVDM - The Hindu
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This is not an idiom which is heard frequently. When you give the task that you have been assigned a lick and a promise, you don't do a good job of it.
A lick and a promise.
Give a lick and a promise - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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