be out to get (someone)

be out to get (someone)

To be in pursuit of someone, as to hurt or apprehend them. I'm worried that one of my co-workers is out to get me—I think he really wants my job. The cops are out to get the guy who robbed the coffee shop.
See also: get, out

be out to get someone

be determined to punish or harm someone.
See also: get, out, someone