Be hell bent on - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
be hell-bent on something/on doing something (redirected from be 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.
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.
References in periodicals archive
DERRY MATHEWS reckons Martin Gethin will be hell bent on
gaining revenge for his brother next month.
"I am sure they'll be hell bent on
a first league win here and it promises to be a great game."