bound and determined to

bound and determined to (do something)

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.
See also: and, bound, determined
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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.
See also: and, bound, determined
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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