be hell-bent on something/on doing something
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.
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be ˌhell-ˈbent on something/on doing somethingbe 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.
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