be hell-bent on (something)

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be hell-bent on (something)

To be very determined to do something, perhaps to an excessive degree. 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
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LIECHTENSTEIN playmaker Franz Burgmeier insists the Group I shock troops are hellbent on shattering Scotland's Euro 2012 dream.
SHUNSUKE NAKAMURA helped Celtic slash Rangers' goal difference advantage at the top of the SPL - then insisted it didn't matter because his team are hellbent on winning the league on points.