bent on doing

bent on doing something

Fig. determined to do something. I believe you are bent on destroying the entire country. I am bent on saving the planet.
See also: bent, on
References in classic literature ?
He had his half-century before him instead of behind him, and he had come to Middlemarch bent on doing many things that were not directly fitted to make his fortune or even secure him a good income.
Down cellar; I 'll get it;" and taking the lamp and jug, Tom departed, bent on doing his duty now like a saint.
She knew, she said, that I was blinded rather than bent on doing wrong.