my word is my bond

my word is my bond
spoken formal
used for saying that people can trust you because if you promise to do something, you will do it

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  • an Englishman’s word is his bond — c 1500 Lancelot of Lake (STS) 1.1671 O kingis word shuld be o kingis bonde. a 1606 Nobody & Somebody C2v Nobodies worde is as good as his bond. 1642 T. FULLER Holy State V. XIII. He hath this property of an honest man, that his word is as good as …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • somebody's word is their bond — sb s word is their ˈbond idiom somebody s promise can be relied on completely Main entry: ↑wordidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • bond — I UK [bɒnd] / US [bɑnd] noun Word forms bond : singular bond plural bonds ** 1) [countable] something that gives people or groups a reason to love one another or feel they have a duty to one another bond between: The experience formed a close… …   English dictionary

  • bond — bond1 W3 [bɔnd US ba:nd] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(money)¦ 2¦(relationship)¦ 3 bonds 4¦(with glue)¦ 5¦(chemistry)¦ 6¦(written agreement)¦ 7 my word is my bond 8 in/out of bond ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1200 1300; …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • word — 1. noun /wɜː(ɹ)d,wɝd/ a) The fact or action of speaking, as opposed to writing or to action. she believed them still so very much attached to each other, that they could not be too sedulously divided in word and deed on every occasion. b)… …   Wiktionary

  • bond — bond1 bondable, adj. bondability, n. bonder, n. bondless, adj. /bond/, n. 1. something that binds, fastens, confines, or holds together. 2. a cord, rope, band, or ligament …   Universalium

  • bond — bond1 [ band ] noun ** ▸ 1 relationship ▸ 2 financial document ▸ 3 formal legal promise ▸ 4 amount of money ▸ 5 serious promise ▸ 6 between surfaces ▸ 7 something stopping freedom 1. ) count something that gives people or groups a reason to love… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bond — 01. It usually takes a few games for the team to really [bond]. 02. The accident created a very special [bond] between the survivors. 03. It is important for both parents to spend a lot of time with a newborn baby in the first few days in order… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • bond — I [[t]bɒnd[/t]] n. 1) something that binds, fastens, confines, or holds together 2) a cord, rope, band, or ligament 3) something that binds a person or persons to a certain circumstance or line of behavior: the bond of matrimony[/ex] 4) something …   From formal English to slang

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