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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The government appears to be hellbent on neutralising the Opposition, gagging the media and paralysing the Judiciary.
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