Posted by Brian from Shawnee on November 18, 2004
In Reply to: 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.