lick and a promise

lick and a promise  {n. phr.},  {informal}
A careless, hasty job; an unsatisfactory piece of work.
You didn't wash your hands. You just gave them a lick and a promise.
The boys didn't cut the grass properly. All it got was a lick and a promise.
Categories: {informal} {n. phr.}

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