as good as your word

doing what you have promised to do

They said they would adopt an internationally recognised system, and they were as good as their word.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • as good as your word — phrase doing what you have promised to do They said they would adopt an internationally recognised system, and they were as good as their word. Thesaurus: describing and relating to promises and promisingsynonym reliable and trustworthysynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • be as good as your word — be as good as (your) word to keep a promise. Jack said he would call and he was as good as his word …   New idioms dictionary

  • give your word — promise, say that you agree, count on what you say    If you gave your word, do whatever you promised. A person is only as good as his word …   English idioms

  • good — good1 W1S1 [gud] adj comparative better [ˈbetə US ər] superlative best [best] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(of a high standard)¦ 2¦(skilful)¦ 3¦(what you want)¦ 4¦(pleasant/enjoyable)¦ 5¦(successful/correct)¦ 6¦(suitable)¦ 7¦(useful)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • good — 1 /gUd/ adjective comparative better, superlative best /best/ 1 OF A HIGH STANDARD of a high standard: a good reputation | a good quality cloth | a good Muslim | This book is not as good as her last one. | His test scores were good, but hers were …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • word — word1 W1S1 [wə:d US wə:rd] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(unit of language)¦ 2 somebody s words 3 have a word 4 want a word 5 not hear/understand/believe a word 6 without (saying) a word 7 say a word/say a few words 8 a word of warning/caution/advice/thanks etc 9… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • word — 1 noun LANGUAGE/STH YOU SAY OR WRITE 1 (C) the smallest unit of language that people can understand if it is said or written on its own: Write an essay of about five hundred words. | There were a lot of words in the film I couldn t understand. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • word — [[t]wɜ͟ː(r)d[/t]] ♦ words, wording, worded 1) N COUNT A word is a single unit of language that can be represented in writing or speech. In English, a word has a space on either side of it when it is written. The words stood out clearly on the… …   English dictionary

  • good — I UK [ɡʊd] / US adjective Word forms good : adjective good comparative better UK [ˈbetə(r)] / US [ˈbetər] superlative best UK [best] / US *** 1) of a high quality or standard We saw a really good film last night. They were all dressed in their… …   English dictionary

  • good — good1 [ gud ] (comparative better [ betər ] ; superlative best [ best ] ) adjective *** ▸ 1 of high quality/standard ▸ 2 able to do something well ▸ 3 with qualities to do something ▸ 4 honest & morally correct ▸ 5 giving pleasant feeling ▸ 6… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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