make a dead set upon (someone or something)(redirected from make a dead-set upon)
make a dead set upon (someone or something)
obsolete To make a determined and resolute attack upon or effort against someone or something. The temptations of sin and the devil will forever make a dead set upon man's faith and morality, but we must be strong in the face of them. Members of congress made a dead set upon the president to prevent him from vetoing the legislation.