bound and determined to
Firmly resolved to, as in He was bound and determined to finish the assignment before taking on another. This phrase is a redundancy used for emphasis, as bound and determined here both mean “resolved to.” Also see bound to.
Hippies and Teddy Boys: Culture-bound TermsWhen a term is culturally bound, its meaning is so tightly linked to the place and time in which the word arose that it cannot be faithfully translated into another language without first putting the concept of the term into a greater context. In paper given at the 18th Biennial Dictionary Society of North America Conference, Donna Farina discussed culture-bound terms in Russian. One such culture-bound word that …
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