Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

hell-bent

hell-bent
Meaning(s)
1) very determined to do something
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    • he/she is hell-bent on doing something
  • Analysis
     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)
    1. Lenny was hell-bent on revenge after losing to his opponent the last time they played each other.
    2. Have you seen how fast Michael drives his car? He seems hell-bent on causing an accident!
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. 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.
    2. 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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