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A pleasant thing which is often promised but rarely materializes.‘a promise of jam tomorrow wasn't enough to satisfy them’
- ‘He should realise that promises of jam tomorrow are not helping shopkeepers in his area to swallow difficulties forced on them by the loss of parking spaces.’
- ‘Policy holders want cash today, not the promise of jam tomorrow, and if people don't appreciate that then they are out of touch.’
- ‘Unfortunately, in the case of human and civil rights, promises of jam tomorrow are simply not good enough.’
- ‘They want real things instead such as gold, copper, metals, non-listed companies, cash or anything that is not a promise of jam tomorrow.’
- ‘We have been promised jam tomorrow but we have never got it.’
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