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.
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However, I am very worried by the way both candidates seem to be hell-bent on spending commitments for which no funds seem to be available.
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.
"I'm sure all right-thinking people will believe this is madness."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."