beholden to

idiom

Definition of beholden to

formal
: owing a favor or gift to (someone) : having obligations to (someone) politicians who are beholden to special interest groups She works for herself, and so is beholden to no one.

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“Beholden to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beholden%20to. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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