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.
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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AS a Caerphilly County Borough Council tenant I am sickened by the way CCBC seem to be hell-bent on delaying our homes being brought up to the Welsh Housing Quality Standard by 2017, which would stay in line with the offer document produced by the council.
But so long as the pro-cannabis lobby are hell-bent on making this drug as easily obtainable as lager, then I'll be hell-bent on shouting my dissent.
It will confirm Tony's view that the system seems to be hell-bent on protecting the criminals and not victims.
The Government and the police should be hell-bent on stopping them.