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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.
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Given the varying structure of the polymer matrix of the bonding agent and the crosslinking system, the cover cements made from the above base materials differ greatly in terms of their mechanical properties.
polyfunctional nitrogen compounds or isocyanates, these polymers form the bonding agent whose properties are adjusted by adding functional pigments such as carbon black or lead compounds.
Up to now, the activity or suitability of a bonding agent for a specific application can only be determined by practical tests on a specimen or finished part.
In this test, metal parts are coated with bonding agent and this film is cured at a defined temperature and varying periods of time.
The values determined at a temperature of 170[degrees]C clearly show that the bond strength decreases the higher the degree of crosslinking of the film which is equal to a reduction in the amount of soluble bonding agent.
However, they are of only limited suitability to describe the interaction between the matrix of the elastomer and the bonding agent.
Another method to characterize the activity of bonding agents is with differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).
Figure 8 shows that bonding agent 2 is the more reactive system.