beholden to (someone)

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beholden to (someone)

Indebted or under obligation to someone, or feeling that one is under such an obligation. Never accept loans from anyone you don't know or trust personally; you don't want to be beholden to the wrong person. Please, I am beholden to you for the kindness you have shown my family.
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Independent thinking is required so that the President can speak truth to power always mindful that he is beholden to us, the bosses, not to a few elite blocs that propagate patronage politics.
Qatar was beholden to US military protection, as it developed what Mehran Kamrava, the Director of the Centre for International and Regional Studies at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Qatar, coined as the "subtle" power of a small state.
And much though we all yearn for thoroughbreds to fly, like Zeus's nephew Pegasus, it is beholden to us to keep our feet on the ground.
China and India were among the most outspoken, protesting that their energy-hungry economies should not be beholden to US domestic law.
The dismay reflects the misgivings of many Egyptians about the prospects for reform under Cairo's caretaker military rulers, who appear beholden to US largesse and in no rush to reverse Mubarak's unpopular Palestinian policies.
But we vote for our MPs, and pay their wages, which makes them beholden to us.
Because it is beholden to US policy, Egypt's hands are tied diplomatically - both in Lebanon and elsewhere," Husseini told IPS.
Through a gendered line of inquiry, she demonstrates that it is not only the imperial instruments of power that keep the workers of Asian "tiger" economies beholden to US corporations: the role of the dutiful daughter is highly complicit in these economic arrangements.
He cautioned, however, "that doesn't mean to say that they're beholden to us or things will get better quickly.
We the people elect officials in most branches of the government, but they are not beholden to us.
If we're writing them off, they're not beholden to us.