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be bound and determined

To be very focused on completing a particular task or goal. My brother has been practicing all summer because he's bound and determined to make the basketball team this year. I am bound and determined to lose weight, so please don't bring any sweets into the house.
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bound and determined

Very focused and devoted to completing a particular task or goal. My brother has been practicing all summer because he's bound and determined to make the basketball team this year. I am bound and determined to lose weight, so please don't bring any sweets into the house.
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bound and determined

Cliché very determined; very committed or dedicated (to something). We were bound and determined to get there on time. I'm bound and determined that this won't happen again.
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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.
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bound and deˈtermined

(American English) very determined to do something: I came here bound and determined to put the last 12 months behind me.
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We now need to humbly but determinedly regain this spiritual primacy, with compassion.
Hopefully the spirit of invention and industry that clearly informs this project can survive the development's determinedly upmarket positioning and it will not become another affluent gated ghetto, like so many contemporary attempts to recast former docklands.
Bloodshot acts past, present and never all contribute their best bourbon-polished gems, and somehow the likes of Ralph Stanley, Graham Parker, John Doe, Hank Williams III, Andre Williams, Sally Timms, the Old 97s and the Meat Purveyors all sound at home together, along with dozens of other wild, weird and determinedly distinctive roots acts.
Similarly, Belgian artist Michael Borremans's determinedly dour drawings show how much artists may achieve without finding, or offering, fulfillment or resolution.
YORKSHIRE salvaged some pride at Headingley yesterday when they determinedly held out for a draw to deny Essex the victory that had seemed theirs for the taking.
Sounding determinedly optimistic, she says, "I believe the Democrats will continue to stand firm where they've always been, which is that abortion must remain safe and legal.
Determinedly ambitious, gambling $33 million in the hope of achieving box-office grosses in the same league as last year's hits Seraphin and Seducing Doctor Lewis, Nouvelle-France only intermittently comes alive.
True stories of the lives of courageous women, whether determinedly standing their ground or secretly confiding their weaknesses, assemble a composite picture of both the hardship and the joy of daily frontier life.
Taylor notes, as does Bush's homepage, that air and water quality appear to be improving, but critics point out that this is due largely to the effects of federal laws the Bush administration has worked determinedly to undermine.
delegation tried determinedly to edit the conference's boilerplate draft declaration of support for the Cairo consensus by deleting references to reproductive health, family planning services, sexual health, and condoms, among other changes.
Stinging criticism - but criticism not quite borne out by the same paper's merit marks, which said of Woody (pictured): "Mobile, strong and determinedly dogged early on.
Diane is determinedly single because she cannot stand to be touched since she was raped in her youth.
Charged with the task of cracking bedrock disagreements about health policy, a 17-member joint House-Senate conference committee is doggedly, determinedly working to resolve differences between the Senate-passed Prescription Drug and Medicare Improvement Act and the House-passed Medicare Prescription Drug and Modernization Act of 2003.
He has his foibles--an over-reliance on mechanical gimmicks and a tendency to work too long at a certain kind of ballet or even with a certain kind of music--but generally speaking he is a wonderful choreographer who has (here comes the maverick again) almost determinedly eschewed the wider fame his genius deserved.
He was always at them, lighting, re-lighting, puffing determinedly, moaning with despair at the shoddy plug that hung like a zeppelin between his lips.