man of his word

a man of his word

A man who can be expected to keep or follow through with his promises or intentions; a truthful, trustworthy, or reliable person. (Feminine: "a woman of her word.") Bob, I'm a man of my word. If I tell you I'll be at your house tomorrow morning at 10, then that's when I'll be there. I've found Martin to be a man of his word so far, so I'm confident he'll get us the best deal possible.
See also: man, of, word

man of his word

A man who keeps promises, who can be trusted, as in You can count on Rudy-he's a man of his word. This expression, which uses word in the sense of "a promise or undertaking," was first recorded in 1542.
See also: man, of, word
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"A man like you, a man of his word, with plenty of good stuff in him, ought to serve his country and command a brigade, and not come to his end trailing after a chamois.
Highlights include Macron's faux-exasperated "You never listen" ("I will listen, of course" a slightly sheepish MbS allegedly replies) and the crown prince vowing that he is a "man of his word".
He added: "Harper is a man of his word. He shook my hand afterwards and promised he'd give me a rematch."
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'He's (Alapag) a man of his word,' said Balkman, who had 32 points and nine rebounds in the title-clinching win.
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'I have had a lot of differences with Mahathir in the past, but I believe he is a man of his word and honour.
"If [the report] isn't true, it is well-founded, because this man is like that: a man of his word, a righteous man!" Francis exclaimed.
Actually, lately he fails to realize his promises, but Geroski hopes that he is a man of his word and he will alone go on the elections scheduled for June 5th, without SDSM and the united opposition, and without BDI and PDSH!
.But said he was a "man of his word" and decided to make the journey to The Potteries and clean all the squad's boots, as he had promised.
A man of great warmth and charm, he was known by customers and suppliers alike to be a man of his word and a pleasure to do business with.
Here at UW I have a great AD because he is a man of his word and asks the same for all of us.
This is not a surprise, its safe to say from past behavior, Charlie Sheen is not a man of his word. Despite quitting Twitter in a huff back on July 16, he has decided to re-join.
Thackeray is often falsely honoured as a man of his word.
He said: "Sir Alex is a man of his word and a man of principle.