A man of his word. One whose word may be depended on;
As good as his word.
“Un homme de parole.
” One who keeps
his word. By word of mouth.
Orally. As “he
took it down by word of mouth” (as it was spoken by the
speaker). I take you at your word.
“Je vous prend au mot.
” I will act
in reliance of what you tell me. Pray, make no words about
In French, “N'en dites mot.
” Don't mention it; make no fuss about it. Speak a
good word for me.
In French, “Dites un mot
en ma faveur.
To pass one's word.
“Donner sa parole.
” To promise to
do something required. Upon my word.
by my troth.
“Upon my word, you answer ...
discreetly.” Jane Austen.
Upon my word and honour! A strong affirmation of the speaker as
to the truth of what he has asserted.
(The). The second person of the
Christian Trinity. (John i. 1.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894