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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.
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.
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.
someone's word is their bondsomeone keeps their promises.
A variant of this expression, now rather dated, is an Englishman's word is his bond .
your, his, etc. ˌword is (as ˌgood as) your, his, etc. ˈbondused 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.
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.