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  1. Senior Member
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    #1

    It's bound to pay.

    Hi,

    I have no idea what may "it's bound to pay"mean here. Could anyone help me to figure it out?

    When it comes to success, as my mom used to say, “Stick and stay. It’s bound to pay.”


    From the book "Be Obsessed or Be Average"

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    #2

    Re: It's bound to pay.

    It means it will pay off in the end.

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    #3

    Re: It's bound to pay.

    It's bound to x and it's sure to x are idioms which can be replaced by "it will certainly x".
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: It's bound to pay.

    As Andrewg used in his reply, I would find "It's bound to pay off" more natural.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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