neelwrites/english/figuresofspeech/01/01/2017

A LICK AND A PROMISE

By Neel Anil Panicker

If one gives something a lick and a promise, it means one has done something in a hurry__and as happens in such cases__,incompletely, and intends to return to it later.
A prime example would be India’s demonetisation exercise launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the fag end of 2016 which has not turned out to be a very well thought out exercise and needs tweaking on an almost weekly basis and hence can be called a lick and a promise.
#idioms&metaphors#365

(c)neelanilpanicker2017

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