bound up in


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bound up in something

to be completely involved in or connected with something These guys' lives are completely bound up in baseball.
See also: bound, up

bound up in

Also, bound up with. Deeply or inextricably involved in. For example, Obviously the candidate was bound up with the negotiations on the party platform, or She is bound up in her church activities. This usage appears in the Bible (Genesis 44:30): "His life is bound up in the lad's life." [Late 1500s]
See also: bound, up