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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.
See also: bond, word

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.
See also: bond, word

someone's word is their bond

someone keeps their promises.
A variant of this expression, now rather dated, is an Englishman's word is his bond .
See also: bond, word

your, his, etc. ˌword is (as ˌgood as) your, his, etc. ˈbond

used 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.
See also: bond, word

junk 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.
See also: bond, junk
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Bondability of the plastic film bond line was determined by testing the shear strength of plywood.
Polar functional groups that can form and enhance bondability include carbonyl (C=O), carboxyl (HOOC), hydroperoxide (HOO-), and hydroxyl (HO-) groups.
Overmold bondability is a key property in many applications.
The unique combination of strength, esthetics and bondability allows Ribbond to be used for many different applications.
Specifications of the Deerfield film include excellent low temperature flexibility, outstanding abrasion resistance, colorability, bondability to many substrates, weldability (RF, heat seal, and ultrasonic), availability in a variety of widths up to 110" wide rolls and gauges 1 to 20 mil, and softness ranges from 75 to 95 Shore A.
Key statement: A low permeability rubber laminate having an excellent bondability, air pressure retaining property and durability and containing at least one low permeability resin layer having an average thickness d of 0.
Effects of low bondability of acetylated fibers on mechanical properties and dimensional stability of fiberboard.
Along with this production increase, the company starts producing a new CLA-1A copper wire product, which could lower the running costs against current products, and has improved bondability.
Specialty compounder RTP Company offers TPEs formulated for optimum bondability to rigid substrates for overmolding and multishot applications.
Polar functional groups that can form and enhance bondability include carbonyl (C=O), carboxyl (COOH), hydroperoxide (-OOH), hydroxyl (-OH), and amide (-CONH[.
Good/Good Fair/Poor Stiffness 3 1,2 Compression Recovery 3 2 1 Processability 3 2 1 Economics 1,2,3 Durability 3 2 1 Sonic Bondability 2,3 1 Water Resistance 3 2 1 Cure Rate 3 2 1 (*) 1 indicates first generation noncrosslinking, 2 indicates second generation conventional, 3 indicates third generation conventional