on one's honor
on one's honor
Fig. on one's solemn oath; sincerely. •

On my honor, I'll be there on time.

He promised on his honor that he'd pay me back next week.

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{adj. phr.} Bound by one's honesty; trusted. * /The students were not supervised during the examination. They were on their honor not to cheat./ * /The house father put the boys on their honor not to smoke in the dormitory./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • On one's honor — Honor Hon or ([o^]n [ e]r), n. [OE. honor, honour, onour, onur, OF. honor, onor, honur, onur, honour, onour, F. honneur, fr. L. honor, honos.] [Written also {honour}.] 1. Esteem due or paid to worth; high estimation; respect; consideration;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • on one's honor — {adj. phr.} Bound by one s honesty; trusted. * /The students were not supervised during the examination. They were on their honor not to cheat./ * /The house father put the boys on their honor not to smoke in the dormitory./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pledge one's honor — swear one s honor, take an oath of honor …   English contemporary dictionary

  • on one's honor — ► on one s honor under a moral obligation. Main Entry: ↑honor …   English terms dictionary

  • give one's honor — index promise (vow) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • pledge one's honor — index promise (vow) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • plight one's honor — index promise (vow) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • on\ one's\ honor — adj. phr. Bound by one s honesty; trusted. The students were not supervised during the examination. they were on their honor not to cheat. The house father put the boys on their honor not to smoke in the dormitory …   Словарь американских идиом

  • on one's honor — under a moral obligation they are on their honor as gentlemen not to cheat …   Useful english dictionary

  • Honor — Hon or ([o^]n [ e]r), n. [OE. honor, honour, onour, onur, OF. honor, onor, honur, onur, honour, onour, F. honneur, fr. L. honor, honos.] [Written also {honour}.] 1. Esteem due or paid to worth; high estimation; respect; consideration; reverence;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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