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Словосочетания со словом word

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actions speak louder than words
What you do shows your character better and is more important than what you say. A proverb.
John promised to help me, but he didn't. Actions speak louder than words.
Joe is very quiet, but actions speak louder than words. He is the best player on the team.
as good as one's word
as good as one's promise
Trustworthy; sure to keep your promise.
Заслуживающий доверия, надёжный.
The coach said he would give the players a day off if they won, and he was as good as his word.
We knew she was always good as her word, so we trusted her.
My friend is as good as his word. You can always trust him.
Мой друг хозяин своего слова. Ты всегда можешь ему доверять.
at swords' points
Ready to start fighting; very much opposed to each; other hostile; quarreling.
The dog's barking kept the Browns at swords' points with their neighbors for months.
The mayor and the reporter were always at swords' points.
break one's word
To renege on a promise.
When Jake broke his word that he would marry Sarah, she became very depressed.
Thomas always intends to keep his word, but invariably the end result is that he breaks his word. He just isn’t capable of being a responsible person.
Contrast:
KEEP ONE'S WORD
buzz word
A word that sounds big and important in a sentence but, on closer inspection, means little except the speaker's indication to belong to a certain group.
The politician's speech was nothing but a lot of misleading statements and phony promises hidden in a bunch of buzz words.
by word of mouth
From person to person by the spoken word; orally.
Из уст в уста; устно от человека к человеку.
The news got around by word of mouth.
The message reached him quietly by word of mouth.
I learned about the holiday from work by word of mouth.
Я узнал о выходном от работы со слов другого человека.
The merchant told us that the best customers he had were recommended to him by word of mouth.
cross swords
To have an argument with; fight. Often used with with.
Don't argue with the teacher; you're not old enough to cross swords with her.
eat one's words
swallow one's words
To take back something you have said; admit something is not true.
Брать назад свои слова; признавать, что что-то было не верным.
John had called Harry a coward, but the boys made him eat his words after Harry bravely fought a big bully.
John was wrong about the election and had to eat his words.
Джон был неправ насчёт выборов и должен забрать свои слова обратно.
He said I'd never get the job, but he had to swallow his words when I was appointed.
Он говорил, что мне никогда не получить эту работу, но ему пришлось признать, что он ошибался, когда меня назначили.
Compare:
EAT CROW
To speak unclearly; fail to put enough breath into your words.
Phyllis was hard to understand because she swallowed her words.