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.


Nearby words

  1. bouncing bet,
  2. bouncingly,
  3. bouncy,
  4. bouncy castle,
  5. bound,
  6. bound for,
  7. bound form,
  8. bound hand and foot,
  9. bound to, be,
  10. bound up in

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