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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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In addition, the results demonstrated that HMR-primed wood has excellent bondability to epoxy resin and does not require that the surface be replaned, even after 3 months of storage.
colorability, good wet COF, and bondability to thermoplastics for household items and all-terrain vehicle soft-grip products and watercraft;
According to Cyro, these rigid, easy-to-mold materials offer excellent resistance to isopropanol and lipids, plus bondability by all common methods.
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Table 1 describes the bondability of various materials.
Bondability to ABS and regulatory pre-compliance have enabled a Medalist medical elastomer from Teknor Apex to play a key role in a device that simplifies the delicate and often complicated deployment of catheters and guide wires for interventionalist procedures, which are less invasive alternatives to surgery.
Generally, lignocellulosic materials from herbaceous plants have a slippery waxy layer on their outer surfaces, which has a significant impact on the bondability with phenol-formaldehyde (PF) and urea-formaldehyde (UF) resins (Han et al.
And because the company also develops rigid substrate materials, it is able to combine its knowledge of those materials with that of overmold materials, thus enabling enhancement of the overall performance and bondability of the finished product.
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