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Keep One's Word


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The English idiom to keep one’s word means to do what you said you would do, i.e. to follow through on a promise. Friends, politicians, business partners etc... are all evaluated on whether they keep their word or not. Here are some real-life headlines using the English idiom to keep one’s word:

Real Men Keep Their Word
-askmen.com, Mr. Mafioso
Obama keeps word on promise of jobs
--tri-statedefenderonline.com, 14 April 2011, Judge Greg Mathis
Mayor Bloomberg Needs To Keep His Word, Let Occupy Wall Street Stay in Liberty Plaza
-treehugger.com, 13 October 2011, Matther McDermott

When you keep your word, you are a man of your word or a woman of your word. Napolean once said that the best way to keep one’s word is not to give it. Do you agree?

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