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Related to determinedly: invariably, smoothly, thereafter, tightly

be bound and determined

To be very focused on 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.
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bound and determined

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.
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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.
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determine the root of the problem

To find or ascertain the cause of a particular problem or issue. The plumber has determined the root of the problem, and it doesn’t sound too costly to fix, thank goodness.
See also: determine, of, problem, root
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bound and determined

Cliché very determined; very committed or dedicated (to something). We were bound and determined to get there on time. I'm bound and determined that this won't happen again.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
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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.

bound and deˈtermined

(American English) very determined to do something: I came here bound and determined to put the last 12 months behind me.
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

bound and determined

Firmly resolved, as in “She was bound and determined to pay off the mortgage this year.” This cliché is a redundancy, since both participles here mean “fixed” or “resolute,” but they serve for emphasis.
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The more determinedly they attack the longer that will be.
Her conclusion is that, rather than being determinedly blind to race, class and gender, we listen to the ghosts of injustices and incorporate them into our understanding of ourselves.
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We now need to humbly but determinedly regain this spiritual primacy, with compassion.
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I also remember sitting in a hot, dusty barn one year watching the sows quietly and determinedly give birth.
I've become sensible because of the impossibility of finding satisfaction." Similarly, Belgian artist Michael Borremans's determinedly dour drawings show how much artists may achieve without finding, or offering, fulfillment or resolution.
YORKSHIRE salvaged some pride at Headingley yesterday when they determinedly held out for a draw to deny Essex the victory that had seemed theirs for the taking.
Sounding determinedly optimistic, she says, "I believe the Democrats will continue to stand firm where they've always been, which is that abortion must remain safe and legal."
Determinedly ambitious, gambling $33 million in the hope of achieving box-office grosses in the same league as last year's hits Seraphin and Seducing Doctor Lewis, Nouvelle-France only intermittently comes alive.
True stories of the lives of courageous women, whether determinedly standing their ground or secretly confiding their weaknesses, assemble a composite picture of both the hardship and the joy of daily frontier life.
"He has done relatively little harm to the environment," says Cato's Jerry Taylor, who adds that Bush's biggest failure "is to seriously consider long overdue reforms." Taylor notes, as does Bush's homepage, that air and water quality appear to be improving, but critics point out that this is due largely to the effects of federal laws the Bush administration has worked determinedly to undermine.
delegation tried determinedly to edit the conference's boilerplate draft declaration of support for the Cairo consensus by deleting references to reproductive health, family planning services, sexual health, and condoms, among other changes.
Diane is determinedly single because she cannot stand to be touched since she was raped in her youth.