March 30, 2006

live up to the bargain

Posted in Idioms at 8:53 am by Feng

live up to the bargain — fufill the agreement [freedict]

Joseph Bramah was a legendary locksmith. Once he designed a secure lock and promised to pay a large sum of money to the first person who could break it. Finally a guy called Alfred Hobbs opened the lock after trying for 50 hours non-stop (what a respectful nerd!). Finally Bramah paid him the award as promised. Someone commented on Mr Bramah, "He lived up to the bargain."

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