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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Try some delicate, stackable rings, but don't feel honor-bound to stack.
So, I feel honor-bound to remind you that, in the absence of continued leadership in education, others will step in.
Since that doesn't promote the abortion brand, a task so many media representatives feel honor-bound (so to speak) to advance, it is to NBC 10's credit that however briefly the American public heard the true horror that was Gosnell's House of Horrors.