at one's word
See: TAKE AT ONE'S WORD.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • at one's word — See: TAKE AT ONE S WORD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take one at one's word — {v. phr.} To naively lend credence to what one tells one. * /It s a bad idea to take street vendors at their word in large, crowded cities./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take one at one's word — {v. phr.} To naively lend credence to what one tells one. * /It s a bad idea to take street vendors at their word in large, crowded cities./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take at one's word — {v. phr.} To believe everything (someone) says; to act on what is said. * /If you say you don t want this coat, I ll take you at your word and throw it away./ * /When the king said he wished to be rid of his advisor, a friend took him at his word …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take at one's word — {v. phr.} To believe everything (someone) says; to act on what is said. * /If you say you don t want this coat, I ll take you at your word and throw it away./ * /When the king said he wished to be rid of his advisor, a friend took him at his word …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • 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

  • One cool word — magazine is a Vancouverlogue from Vancouver, British Columbia. The publication is an art and literary magazine that comes with a full length CD compilation, with all content from Metro Vancouverites. ocws mandate states: Our quest to encourage… …   Wikipedia

  • At one — At At, prep. [AS. [ae]t; akin to OHG. az, Goth., OS., & Icel. at, Sw. [*a]t, Dan. & L. ad.] Primarily, this word expresses the relations of presence, nearness in place or time, or direction toward; as, at the ninth hour; at the house; to aim at a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To give one's self away — Give Give (g[i^]v), v. t. [imp. {Gave} (g[=a]v); p. p. {Given} (g[i^]v n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Giving}.] [OE. given, yiven, yeven, AS. gifan, giefan; akin to D. geven, OS. ge[eth]an, OHG. geban, G. geben, Icel. gefa, Sw. gifva, Dan. give, Goth.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To give one's self up — Give Give (g[i^]v), v. t. [imp. {Gave} (g[=a]v); p. p. {Given} (g[i^]v n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Giving}.] [OE. given, yiven, yeven, AS. gifan, giefan; akin to D. geven, OS. ge[eth]an, OHG. geban, G. geben, Icel. gefa, Sw. gifva, Dan. give, Goth.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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