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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

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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We appeal now to the sacred bond of sorrow, and summon the great multitude who labor under similar afflictions to take their places in the march.
The Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act of 2010 (HIRE)--Enacted on March 18, 2010, HIRE provides an option for issuers of certain qualified tax credit bonds ("specified tax credit bonds") to irrevocably elect to issue the bonds with a direct pay subsidy, in the same manner as the build America bonds direct pay subsidy.
The green bond market has grown dramatically over the past few years, and many public-sector issuers are considering whether they should be "going green" by issuing green bonds.
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-November 9, 2015-Nationwide launches new issues of fixed rate bonds and e-bonds
Individual municipal bonds offer a more attractive investment opportunity for many people.
Bond market has continued to expand in the past several years both in capitalization and trade volume driven mainly by bonds issued the government.
ISLAMABAD -- The government on Thursday allowed the investors of Rs40,000 Prize Bonds (bearer) to register their bonds up to March 31, 2020.
ISLAMABAD -- In order to fulfil the condition of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to curtail money laundering and terror financing, the government has allowed the investors of Rs 40,000 prize bonds (bearer) to register their bonds up to 31st March, 2020.
ISLAMABAD -- The government on Thursday offered relaxation to the bearers of Rs40,000 denomination prize bonds, allowing the investors to register their unregistered bonds up to March 31, 2020.
ISLAMABAD -- The federal government has discontinued Rs40,000 denomination national prize bonds, with effect from Friday, plugging in a loophole that has long been used to whiten black money.
New York: Fitch Ratings has assigned a 'AAA' rating to the following bonds issued by the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC):
When the bonds that make up Paula's 2019 rung are redeemed at maturity, she invests the $25,000 proceeds in bonds maturing in 2027, and so on, year after year.
M2 EQUITYBITES-February 8, 2018-Catena Media announces exchange offer for existing bonds into new bonds
Effective today, Series EE savings bonds issued May 2017 through October 2017 will earn an annual fixed rate of 0.10% and Series I savings bonds will earn a composite rate of 1.96%, a portion of which is indexed to inflation every six months.
Orlando, FL, August 15, 2016 --( 33rd Street Bail Bonds wants consumers to be aware that promotional bail offers could be a scam.