The promise so rankled the Taliban they issued a statement insisting that Pakistan should reject all foreign aid.
Hence the quest for ten-year balance, and the promise of pain on every front except (of course) marginal tax rates.
Sunday's episode illustrated both the peril and the promise of Homeland's make-or-break moment.
c.1400, "a pledge, vow," from Old French promesse "promise, guarantee, assurance" (13c.) and directly from Latin promissum "a promise," noun use of neuter past participle of promittere "send forth; let go; foretell; assure beforehand, promise," from pro- "before" (see pro-) + mittere "to put, send" (see mission). The ground sense is "declaration made about the future, about some act to be done or not done."