as good as one's word
or[good as one's word] {adj. phr.} Trustworthy; sure to keep your promise. * /The coach said he would give the players a day off if they won, and he was as good as his word./ * /We knew she was always good as her word, so we trusted her./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • As good as one's word — as as ([a^]z), adv. & conj. [OE. as, als, alse, also, al swa, AS. eal sw[=a], lit. all so; hence, quite so, quite as: cf. G. als as, than, also so, then. See {Also}.] 1. Denoting equality or likeness in kind, degree, or manner; like; similar to;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • as good as one's word — or[good as one s word] {adj. phr.} Trustworthy; sure to keep your promise. * /The coach said he would give the players a day off if they won, and he was as good as his word./ * /We knew she was always good as her word, so we trusted her./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • As good as — Good Good, a. [Compar. {Better}; superl. {Best}. These words, though used as the comparative and superlative of good, are from a different root.] [AS. G[=o]d, akin to D. goed, OS. g[=o]d, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. g[=o][eth]r, Sw. & Dan. god, Goth …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • As good as — as as ([a^]z), adv. & conj. [OE. as, als, alse, also, al swa, AS. eal sw[=a], lit. all so; hence, quite so, quite as: cf. G. als as, than, also so, then. See {Also}.] 1. Denoting equality or likeness in kind, degree, or manner; like; similar to;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • good as one's word — See: AS GOOD AS ONE S WORD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • good as one's word — See: AS GOOD AS ONE S WORD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • as good as one's promise — See: AS GOOD AS ONE S WORD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • as good as one's promise — See: AS GOOD AS ONE S WORD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • As far as — as as ([a^]z), adv. & conj. [OE. as, als, alse, also, al swa, AS. eal sw[=a], lit. all so; hence, quite so, quite as: cf. G. als as, than, also so, then. See {Also}.] 1. Denoting equality or likeness in kind, degree, or manner; like; similar to;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • As well as — as as ([a^]z), adv. & conj. [OE. as, als, alse, also, al swa, AS. eal sw[=a], lit. all so; hence, quite so, quite as: cf. G. als as, than, also so, then. See {Also}.] 1. Denoting equality or likeness in kind, degree, or manner; like; similar to;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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