be (all) out to (do something)(redirected from were out to)
be (all) out to (do something)
To be working toward some goal or outcome. Ben is all out to get a scholarship—that's why he's been involved in so many extracurriculars this year.
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be (all) out to do something,
be (all) out for somethingwant 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!
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