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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

bond (one) out

To provide a bail bond in order for one to be released from jail prior to their appearance in court. Yeah, I bonded you out, but you still have to show up at court on the 16th, you know.
See also: bond, out

junk bond

A corporate bond that has a high yield but also carries a low rating and high risk of default. They were making huge profits trading junk bonds, but then the market collapsed and they were stuck with worthless securities they couldn't get rid of.
See also: bond, junk
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

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
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

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
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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