The sincere and wholesome act of making a promise you never intend to keep even if you don’t realize it at the time.
From ‘abstinence pledges’ where creepy dads make their 8yo daughters swear in church that they will keep their virginity as a present for a future husband.
You: “Dude I promised grandma I would go and see her at the home for her birthday but then I spaced while playing Halo”
Friend: “You’re an ass”
You: “It was a total Abby, I swear”