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Do what one has promised to do:‘Philip was as good as his word about turning Richard into an actor’
- ‘Alesso was as good as his word and came to my studio by nine each morning.’
- ‘He wrote to my wife, Jeanette, while I was in prison, reassuring her that he would look after me, and he was as good as his word.’
- ‘Adam was as good as his word about sending photographs of his children, but MaryAnn had a need to see them for real.’
- ‘Eleven years later, even his harshest critics would have to concede that Barry has been as good as his word.’
- ‘With hindsight maybe I should have left in my friend's car but when the police say they are coming you expect them to be as good as their word.’
- ‘We got into a discussion, and he told me to come and see him when I came to London; and when I arrived, he was as good as his word.’
- ‘Kerry told them she was going to pay off what she owed - and she was as good as her word.’
- ‘Last week the Town Clerk was as good as his word when a total of 25 lime trees were put in specially prepared beds along the avenue.’
- ‘Our pilot, Dan, a young clean-cut Melburnian, promises us a spectacular trip and he is as good as his word.’
- ‘General Cunningham had promised that he would not leave Jerusalem until the last minute and he was as good as his word.’
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