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Re: Bound and determined

Posted by Brian from Shawnee on November 18, 2004

In Reply to: Re: Bound and determined posted by R. Berg on November 18, 2004

: : : Any ideas on the origin of being 'bound and determined?'

: : I am away from my library right now. But I wanted to comment that while the phrase is familiar from my West Virginia childhood, I haven't heard anyone use that expression recently.

: I knew someone from Vermont who often used the phrase.

My Mother from New Jersey also uses it. But I haven't heard it recently, either. I recall it being used in the context of a child being "bound and determined" to get at the cookie jar, and things like that.