1. He just graduated from Harvard. He's full of promise. or He has a bright future ahead of him.2. The high school student got into jail for doing drugs. His future looks bleak.
 future promisepromise 普遍又好用. full of promise 就是前途光明的意思
他剛從哈佛畢業, 前途一片光明.< >
I tried to explain how the software works to my dad, but he is slow on the utake.