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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.
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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 Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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It is 'the contradiction of itself and its determinedness' (SL 384/WL I 397).