be hell-bent on

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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.
See also: on

be ˌhell-ˈbent on something/on doing something

be 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.
See also: on, something
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ISLAMABAD -- The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, has said that the BJP regime, backed by the extremist Hindu organization, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), is hell-bent on proclaiming India as Hindu Rashtra (state).
We have a Prime Minister who is hell-bent on dismantling the National Health Service, ably assisted by Hunt and who also spent PS12m of our money distributing what I would call "junk mail".
If he is hell-bent on destroying the landscape of Wales, why does not he suggest erecting giant totem poles?
But the government is hell-bent on driving the costs down.
However, with a full-time return almost imminent as well as two Twenty20 and five one-day internationals against Pakistan, Shahzad admits he is hell-bent on making up for lost time.
EVERTON skipper Phil Neville admits he is hell-bent on putting a dent in the Manchester City revival under his former England boss Sven Goran Eriksson.
In other Brazilian news, Fabrizio Santos is hell-bent on joining the loop club over at Bob's.
The Lord is hard-pressed to show His power and salvation through someone who is hell-bent on proving herself clever and self-sufficient.
Rhodri Morgan's administration is hell-bent on wasting millions of pounds of taxpayers' money on pet projects like this when our public services are crying out for resources and attention.
She is hell-bent on growing up and this is just her way of showing it," said Mrs Smith, 38.
She has the backing of mum, Maureen: "She is hell-bent on growing up and this is just her way of showing it," said Mrs Smith, 38.