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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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Bondable TPVs can also be used as tie layers to join metal or textile structures.
The largest risk in the real estate-based transactions is determining the value of the property at the end of a long-term lease, and the objective of the residual insurance is to upgrade a marginal credit net lease to bondable status for rating purposes and securitization.
AES has demonstrated that its nylon bondable grades are suitable for two-shot and insert injection molding and coextrusion.
The properties are subject to a long-term bondable NNN master lease to Accor SA (rated 'BBB+' by Fitch).
They had to restructure the original City of New York lease to make it a bondable lease.
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Ford Motor Company continues to lease the entire building on an absolute net bondable lease coterminous with the 15-year fully amortizing loan term.
With the conversion of TIC debt being recorded in the second quarter and the infusion of additional capital TIC will have positive shareholder equity that would enable TIG to become bondable again.
While the bonds are not guaranteed by the State of New Jersey or any agency of the state, the state pledges not to limit, alter, impair or revoke the bondable transition property, financing orders, and all rights there under, until the bonds are fully paid and discharged.