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
References in classic literature ?
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.
If [the report] isn't true, it is well-founded, because this man is like that: a man of his word, a righteous man
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
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.
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.
A man of his word, Ed vowed that he would make it to Llangollen this time and he will be officially opening the two-day festival on Saturday, October 17, at the Royal International Pavilion.
He is a man of his word and if he wanted to go he'd tell us.
As for the England manager's job, I think Martin O'Neill is a man of his word and the key point is that he has told the players he is staying.
He was a man of his word and he didn't need a piece of paper," Speyer continued.
He's certainly a man of his word," says tournament spokesman David Southern.
Suffused with "can-do" confidence, George would remain loyal to his political patrons, look people in the eye, attend church regularly, and try to be a man of his word.