be bound to (be or do something)

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be bound to (be or do something)

To be 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, be

Be certain or destined to; also, be determined or resolved to. For example, We are bound to hear from them soon, or No matter what they say, she is bound to run for mayor. This usage is derived from the older sense of bound as "obliged." [Mid-1500s]
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Talking to reporters after a meeting of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) parliamentary party in Parliament House, Shehbaz said the party has decided that Rana Tanveer Hussain will be chairman of PAC, and he is bound to follow the party's decision.
But Solano's absence is bound to hinder Villa's creativity.