a man of his word

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - a man of his word

"a man of his word"

someone you can trust because you know they will do what they say they will do


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - a man of his word

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  I can't believe that you didn't get the agreement in writing.

Colleague 2:  Don't worry. Alex is a man of his word. He promised delivery by Friday. It will be here by Friday.

Colleague 1:  And you trust Alex even without a signed contract?

Colleague 2:  Absolutely!

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - a man of his word

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Where is Harold? He promised me he would lend us his truck so we could move our furniture to our new home. We are going to be in such trouble if he does not arrive.

Friend 2:  Harold is a man of his word. He said he would be here by nine. It is only just nine now. Even if he has to rent a truck because there were problems, you will have a truck.

a man of his word - Usage:


a man of his word - Gerund Form:

Being a man of his word, he delivered exactly as promised.

a man of his word - Examples:

1)  ... it was difficult, but Jones prided himself of being a man of his word, and so he felt some guilt about turning down the Irish after they had ...

2)  ... and opined that he was a man of his word. He never compromised on his principles, even in the hardest times, ...

3)  What this means is that a credible leader is a man of his word. He sticks to his principles.

4)  ... out of his own personal funds - and that he is a man of his word.

5)  So I want to thank Doc for being a man of his word and seeing something in me that I didn't even know was there.

6)  That's one great quality he has. He's a man of his word. He's a loyal guy.

7)  Mr President is a man of his word. He promised to end Boko Haram and today Boko Haram is almost a history ...

8)  He is a man of his word. Whenever we ask for his help, he turns up.

9)  Rennie is a man of his word, and deserves the benefit of the doubt on this occasion.

10)  ... because he told his family he would, and he is a man of his word

11)  ... and that he's a man of his word. He's always shown that character and that integrity ...

12)  ... said the construction of the road showed the president was a man of his word. He said the president was fulfilling the pledge he made to the people ...

13)  He should be a man of his word. He should be with me no matter what, and even after knowing my ...

14)  ... he has proven himself to be honorable, tough, and a man of his word.

15)  He was a man of his word. The charity did indeed receive a large sum.

16)  Michael Jordan proved he's a man of his word Tuesday when he made good on a promise to donate his court settlement to ...

17)  He's a man of his word and we know this from his work track record.

18)  ... it's that he's a man of his word and of his principles, so watching him forgive Oliver after all of this would ...

19)  ... and being a man of his word, Mokoena handed over the keys to his luxury-vintage Mercedes to Maloka in front of ...

20)  ... having always believed his brother to be a man of his word, never doubted that the agreement between them would be honoured.