bound to (be or do something)

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bound to (be or do something)

Apt or likely to do something. We all thought that Doug was bound to be an artist, so we were very surprised when he became a trader on Wall Street. A: "Do you think it will rain today?" B: "It hasn't rained for weeks, so it's bound to."
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bound to do something

certain to do something; destined to do something. Jill's bound to do a good job. We are bound to tell the truth.
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Trescothick has been forced to return home early from his last two England tours - he flew back from India in February 2006 and again from Sydney last November - and there are bound to be concerns among the selectors about choosing him again.
When the civilian janitors and cooks make more than the GIs dodging the bullets, more than a few of those GIs are bound to be tempted to rethink their career choice.
"And as they are Scottish lads, their progress is bound to be beneficial to our national game as a whole."