be honour-bound

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be/feel honour-bound to do something

  (British & Australian) also be/feel honor-bound to do something (American & Australian)
to feel that you must do something because it is morally right, even if you do not want to do it I'd rather go to Andrew's party but I feel honour-bound to go to Caroline's because she asked me first.
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Nor does it mean that every new CEO should be honor-bound to come up with a new long-range plan during his first year in office.