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Definition of A lick and a promise

A lick and a promise Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
ENGLISH IDIOMS 2.EDITION
a hasty plan, a promise made without much thought If you get married on a lick and a a promise, you may need a lot of good luck.
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Meaning
A cursory effort. An allusion to the perfunctory washing performed by children.
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English Idioms WM 1.3a
a hasty plan, a quick cleanup (See also give it the once-over)
We don't have time to do a thorough cleaning. We'll just give it a lick and a promise.