Supposed to

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Definition

(I) am supposed to (do the dishes): (I) am meant, expected, required, obliged to (do the dishes)
idiom
You were supposed to be here at 8 a.m. It's now 9 a.m. and you're late!

Examples

  • "It's supposed to be a love song."
  • "We're supposed to bring democracy to a small nation by Friday, and we don't even know where we're bringing it."
  • "In my humble opinion, all of these radical crazies need to take a giant chill pill, but since I am supposed to remain somewhat objective, I will try to find some middle ground."
  • "Horatio : How was I supposed to know that anacondas aren't carry-on luggage?"
  • "This is where I'm supposed to be!"
  • "You're supposed to be inside!"
  • "How am I supposed to work like this?"
  • "Philip : It's supposed to that, Edward."
  • "I'm supposed to avoid caffeine too."

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