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(one's) word (of honor)

One's sincere promise or vow (about or to do something). I will be in that court to stand by your side during the trail—I give you my word of honor. After the president broke his word about lowering taxes for middle-class earners, I vowed never to vote for him again.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

someone's word of honor

someone's trustworthy pledge or promise. He gave me his word of honor that he would bring the car back by noon today.
See also: honor, of, word
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

word of honor

A pledge of one's good faith, as in On his word of honor he assured us that he was telling the truth. [Early 1800s]
See also: honor, of, word
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Wala kayong word of honor (The US is something else, too bossy.
While certain people would never say it to my face, I get that some people may accuse me of making their lives uncomfortable and even go to the extent of questioning my credibility and 'word of honor.'
She said "turncoatism" should never be encouraged nor tolerated since it only distorts the concept of word of honor and dignity of a leader."
'It's my word of honor. When I sold it to them [PLDT and Globe], I said I will not come back and fight them' Ang said.
with the Communist Party of the Philippines (do not succeed), I will keep my word, word of honor, I will bring Maria Sison to the airport,' Duterte said.
Quezon City's Tandang Sora Award is given to women who exemplify Melchora Aquino's (also known as Tandang Sora) virtues of bravery, word of honor, kindness, protectiveness, industry, and service to fellowmen.
Rightly or wrongly, this circumstance puts the Philippines in a bad light in the international financing community that puts a premium on word of honor and good faith in the performance of contracts.
Kasilag said that students should be taught how to "vote for word of honor, integrity, statesmanship because children suffer in corrupt government." Meanwhile, he also urged other FAPSA schools "to talk about real election" among students, teachers, as well as parents through the Parents Teachers Association (PTA).
Takot akong sirain ang aking palabra de honor (Word of Honor) and gibain ang pakiramdam kong mga dapat kong ipagmalaki-marunong akong tumanaw ng utang na loob at may #LOYALTY ako sa mga nagbigay ng trabaho at tiwala sa kin,' she added.
Wala naman siyang isang salita (He doesnt have word of honor)," he said.
'It's up to the Tulfos now since they are the ones who voluntarily said that they would return it, so we're counting on their word of honor that if they will return it, and they said that they will really return it,' Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said in a Palace briefing on Thursday.
Ibigay ninyo 'yung word of honor ninyo na hindi niyo ako kidnapin (kidnap), hindi ninyo ako targetin (target), eh 'di papasok ako doon, makipag-usap (I will go there but you might take me as hostage.
'Our market gives importance to word of honor. And since what they are buying from us is not some small or cheap commodity, as it is a place where they are going to stay permanently, we invested a lot of our time especially during the time when we were growing the brand.
The government is counting on the "word of honor" of the brothers of former Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo to return the P60 million paid by the Department of Tourism (DOT) for advertisements in their television program.