Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) very determined to do something
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he/she is hell-bent on doing something
If you are 'hell-bent' on doing something it means you are extremely determined to do something. If you are hell-bent on doing something it may mean you are stubborn or reckless and wish to do something despite it being harmful or despite possible bad effects.
Social Examples (Advance)
Lenny was hell-bent on revengeafter losing to his opponent the last time they played each other.
Have you seen how fast Michael drives his car? He seems hell-bent on causing an accident!
Professional Examples (Advance)
Claire is hell-bent on quitting her job despite my attempts to talk her out of it. I think a short break would do her good.
Our rivals are hell-bent on putting us out of business. We need to do whatever it takes to ensure they don't win.
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