tie (one) to (something)

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tie (one) to (something)

To connect or associate one with some situation, event, or circumstance. The investigators have uncovered paperwork that ties the suspect to the money laundering scheme.
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tie someone or something to something

to bind someone or something to something. The robber tied the clerk to a chair. I tied colored yarn to the birthday present.
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tie someone to something

Fig. to associate someone with something; to make a connection between someone and something. The police are trying to tie Lefty to the burglary. They'll never tie me to that bunch of crooks!
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Tie one to your handbag so it's to hand whenever you need it.
These four fetters tie one to samsara and one who can shed them off by bringing a qualitative transformation of the mind can enter the realm of nirvana.
But we had to win one and tie one to get here, we did it and we are living the dream.