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Idioms

keep your word

This page is about the idiom 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

a. didn't keep it a secret

b. didn't give them the money

c. didn't tell anyone what she'd done

Idiom of the Day

Contributor: Matt Errey