be (all) out to (do something)

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be (all) out to (do something)

To be working toward some goal or outcome. Ben is all out to get a scholarship—that's why he's been involved in so many extracurriculars this year.
See also: out

be (all) out to do something

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be (all) out for something

want or plan to do or get something: I think he’s out to kill me.I’m not interested in a few thousand dollars. I’m out for a million!
See also: out, something