be hell-bent on

(redirected from was hell-bent on)

be hell-bent on

To be very determined to do something, perhaps annoyingly so. She's hell-bent on coming here for Thanksgiving, so we better clean the guest room. I'm hell-bent on getting an A on this exam, so I've been studying all week.
See also: on

be hell-bent on something/doing something

to be determined to do something, usually something that people think is wrong Local fans seemed hell-bent on causing as much trouble as possible during the match.
See also: on