bound and determined

idiom

: having a very strong feeling that one is going to do something and not allow anyone or anything to get in the way : very determined
We were bound and determined to finish the project on time.

Examples of bound and determined in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ritchie was bound and determined to bring Purple along where Rainbow went. Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 22 Apr. 2023 She was bound and determined to get out in the community and do these plays where people could see them. Bo Emerson, ajc, 25 July 2022 Against my advice, my husband was bound and determined to wait until 70 to file for his Social Security. Tom Margenau, Dallas News, 19 June 2022 Hoss knew Coan’s true love and was bound and determined to turn Coan into a college football quarterback. Matthew Vantryon, The Indianapolis Star, 17 May 2022 After reaching the state semifinals of the FHSAA Dual State Championships in 2018 and 2020, Wellington was bound and determined to reach the Class 3A state finals this year. Gary Curreri, sun-sentinel.com, 23 Jan. 2022 Despite over 82 million cases and over 1.75 million deaths due to COVID-19, many people are bound and determined to carry on with normal life. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, 30 Dec. 2020 States say they're bound and determined to get vaccine to their residents and end the pandemic as fast as possible. USA Today, 8 Dec. 2020

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“Bound and determined.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bound%20and%20determined. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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