be hell-bent on

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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 ˌhell-ˈbent on something/on doing something

be absolutely determined to do something stupid, dangerous, etc: Have you seen how fast he drives that car? I’d say he was hell-bent on killing himself.
See also: on, something
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The Tories are hell-bent on syphoning as much public money as possible into the coffers of their private sector friends and this is one sorry example of exactly this.
They are hell-bent on destroying the comfort and wellbeing of the rest of us.
The Dubliners want to erase the memory of last weekend's Heineken Cup quarterfinal defeat by Wasps - and are hell-bent on picking up maximum points to bolster their lead in the Magners League title charge.
The sheer number of questions reveals that we are hell-bent on holding ministers accountable for the decisions they're making.
The Tories are hell-bent on jumping off the nearest cliff, and that means they will probably choose Iain Duncan Smith.
It appears they are hell-bent on concreting our river, its tributaries and ensuring that special status species will no longer call the Santa Clarita Valley home.
Pat Buchanan believes homosexuals are hell-bent on Satanism and suicide.
It seems that local councillors, Kevan Jones MR pictured, and the Stanley Steering Group are hell-bent on pushing this at all costs.
Meanwhile, we seem to have an open-door policy for terrorists and preachers of hate who are hell-bent on destroying Britain from the inside.