Is hell-bent a bad word?

New Member. hell-bent , means something like: obsessed fixed or something like bad, evil, nasty…??

What does the phrase hell-bent mean?

recklessly determined
Definition of hell-bent

: stubbornly and often recklessly determined or intent hell-bent on winning.

Why do people say hell-bent?

Moving recklessly fast, as in Out the door she went, hell-bent for leather. Leather alludes to a horse’s saddle and to riding on horseback; this colloquial expression may be an American version of the earlier British army jargon hell for leather, first recorded in 1889. …