be dead set on (something)

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be dead set on (something)

To be intent on doing or obtaining something. I am dead set on going out today, so a little rain isn't going to stop me. She's dead set on this house, so she'll be heartbroken to hear that her offer's been rejected.
See also: dead, on, set

be dead set on something

If you are dead set on doing something or having something, you are determined to do it or get it. I'm dead set on getting dancing lessons now. To my surprise, he was dead set on a new career as a solicitor.
See also: dead, on, set, something