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The meaning of "hell bent"

" Hell bent "
Determined to achieve something at all costs.
Susie broke her ankle a mile from the end of the marathon but she was hell bent to finish and stumbled over the line on crutches.
Where did it originate?:
USA, 18th century.
Where is it used?:
Worldwide, although more common in the USA than elsewhere.
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