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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.
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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 .
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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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The Bondable MD 300 series has six grades including opaque, clear, and translucent formulations.
The Bloomingdale's bondable net lease transaction represents one of the largest retail stores to open in Manhattan below 60th Street in 50 years.
As soon as they get a green light from the province, they will begin construction on the building by opening the bidding contracts to bondable companies.
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The compounds fall into three series, including Versatile Series (MD-100), with widely differing grades to meet many requirements encountered in medical manufacturing; Resilient Series (MD-200), formulated for enhanced toughness, oil resistance or heat resistance; and Bondable Series (MD-300) for overmolding onto a variety of thermoplastic substrates.
IRC Advanced Film Division has introduced a series of wire bondable chip resistors.
It reportedly produces a dry, bondable surface that is open-celled and breathable.
Wire bondable pads are on the top surface and ground wrap eliminates the need for wire for shunt element.
Moreover, the company adds, the new bondable B100 grade releases from the mold more easily than other bondable elastomers on the market.
Contract awarded for abdominal healing system consisting of: two perforated polyurethane sponges 1 no dressing 1 bondable polyurethane polyurethane foam encapsulated 4 plasters sticky, (j-0054)
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