What does "Cambridge bound" mean?

excarlibur

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Hello!

"Captain of the soccer team, Editor of the annual, Cambridge-bound, Man most likely to do anything, Thigh man."

This is how Mr. Keating was described in his senior annual in the movie "Dead Poets Society".

I wonder what "Cambridge bound" means.

Looking forward to your replies.

Thank you!
 

jutfrank

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We don't know for sure whether he has an offer or whether he's accepted the offer. We just know that the speaker believes he's going to Cambridge. It may even just be a prediction.

However, we might make a reasonable assumption from the context that he has accepted an offer.
 
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