be (all) out to (do something)

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be (all) out to (do something)

To be working toward some goal or outcome. Ben is all out to get into Harvard—that's why he's been involved in so many extracurriculars this year.
See also: out

be (all) out to do something


be (all) out for something

want or plan to do or get something: I think he’s out to kill me.I’m not interested in a few thousand dollars. I’m out for a million!
See also: out, something