• It means, "a gentleman understands the necessity of not letting his mouth write a check his a** can't cash."
  • He/she doesn't waste time standing around talking about situations, but does something about it.
  • It seems to me that "slow in word" would mean being thoughtful, i.e. thinking before speaking. I guess "prompt in deed" would suggest being quick to act or being decisive. In summation, it seems to mean being thoughtful and decisive.
  • Well-thought plans before decisive action? I dunno, tho'. The opposite seems to be true regarding women! (think about it!) ;-)

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