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22nd January 2019

Promises, promises

We use this expression to react ironically to a threat or a promise we don't believe or don't value.
Usage
Written: 
No
Spoken: 
Yes
Formal: 
No
Informal: 
Yes
Example 1
If you do that again, I'll call the police.
Promises, promises.
Example 2
I'll never talk to you again if you don't come to my party.
Promises, promises.