feel honor-bound to do something

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feel honor-bound to do something

To feel obliged to do something because it is morally correct or required by one's sense of duty or integrity, even if one does not desire to do so. Primarily heard in US. It pains me to turn you in to the police, my friend, but I feel honor-bound to inform them of your actions.
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Sometimes the older generation feels honour bound to give and I don't think it would be fair if they were targeted like this.