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keep your word

Meaning: If you keep your word, you do what you promised to do.

For example:

  • You can trust Bashir. If he's made a promise, he always keeps his word.

  • I'm sure you would have kept your word and helped us out if it was possible, so don't feel bad about it.

Quick Quiz:

Joanne promised to donate some money to help homeless kids, but she didn't keep her word. She
  1. didn't keep it a secret
  2. didn't give them the money
  3. didn't tell anyone what she'd done

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