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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And there is man trouble for Sophie, too, as she feels honour-bound to tell her best mate Sian how Ryan tried to kiss her.
Johnston feels honour-bound to defend his horses' virtues, while attributes like courage and durability seldom receive any reward in the world of handicapper's ratings.