true to word

true to (one's) word

As one has promised. Ted has never broken a promise to me before and, true to his word, he came and helped us move all that furniture. He's the best friend a guy could have.
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true to one's word

keeping one's promise. True to his word, Tom showed up at exactly eight o'clock. We'll soon know if Jane is true to her word. We'll see if she does what she promised.
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But true to word, three minutes later our train arrived.
True to word, he managed to catch the end of his team's 2-2 draw.
Suzuki is here true to words I once heard him utter: "When we recognize the inadequacy of all symbols -- then we are free to use all symbols.