someone's word is his/her bond

Definition of someone's word is his/her bond

  1. —used to say that someone always keeps his/her promises

Word by Word Definitions

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

wordplay
  1. :  something that is said

    :  talk, discourse

    :  the text of a vocal musical composition

  1. :  speak

    :  to express in words :  phrase

  1. :  of or relating to her or herself especially as possessor, agent, or object of an action — compare 1she

  1. : objective case ofshe

  1. : heraldry

bondplay
  1. :  something that binds or restrains :  fetter

    :  a binding agreement :  covenant

    :  a band or cord used to tie something

  1. :  to lap (as brick) for solidity of construction

    :  to secure payment of duties and taxes on (goods) by giving a bond (see 1bond 5a)

    :  to convert into a debt secured by bonds (see 1bond 5a)

  1. :  bound in slavery


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