be honor-bound to do (something)

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be honor-bound to do (something)

To be or feel obliged to do something because it is morally correct or required by one's sense of duty or integrity, even if one does not desire to do so. Primarily heard in US. It pains me to turn you in to the police, my friend, but I am honor-bound to inform them of your actions.
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I have always supported him 100 per cent, but as chairman I am honour-bound to investigate the current situation at (he club For the sake of our supporters.
I am honour-bound to put out the strongest side I possibly can and that's what I will do.