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(one's) word is (one's) bond
One always keeps one's promises. I promise that I'll be there in time with the money for the deposit: my word is my bond.
one's word is one's bond
Fig. one's statement of agreement is as sound as a posting of a performance bond. Of course, you can trust anything I agree to verbally. My word is my bond. There's no need to get it in writing.
someone's word is their bondsomeone keeps their promises.
A variant of this expression, now rather dated, is an Englishman's word is his bond .
your, his, etc. ˌword is (as ˌgood as) your, his, etc. ˈbondused to say that somebody always does what they promise to do: Don’t worry, you can trust my brother. His word’s as good as his bond.
n. a low-rated corporate bond that pays higher interest because of greater risk. (Parallel to junk food.) Don’t put all your money into junk bonds.