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Idiom of the week – Ring hollow

Posted by englishlessons on May 28, 2013

Definition:

seem not true or wrong

Examples:

Their promises about staying with the project until it was finished ring hollow now that they’ve abandoned it.

His promises to her rang hollow when she discovered that he’d been seeing another woman.

Picture it:

If something is hollow, it is empty inside, so picture discovering that a promise or commitment is an empty one.

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