(to be) dead set




Idiom Definition

"(to be) dead set"

to be absolutely determined about something

Idiom Definition - to be dead set

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to be dead set

Terry was born into a family of fundamental Christians.  As such, Terry was raised to believe in the sanctity of life.  He believes that the soul enters a child at conception and he is determined that life is the most precious gift of all.  As a result of his beliefs, ...

Terry is dead set against abortion.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to be dead set

Bernie is a student in university. He has been called into his professor's office for a talk about his performance this semester.

Professor:  Hello Bernie. How are you?

Bernie:  Just fine, professor, thank you.

Professor:  Good.   Listen.  The reason I asked you to see me today is that I have been reviewing your work for this semester. You have not been doing well, Bernie. You have not turned in two assignments and your test scores have been low.    Your work is just not up to par.  I am worried that you may fail this course.

Bernie:  Wow!  That's not good, sir.  I am dead set to work harder and apply myself to improve my work.

Professor:  Very good Bernie.  I will expect to see the results of your determination, soon.





(to be) dead set - Usage:

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(to be) dead set - Gerund Form:

Being dead set on a particular course of action might appear as stubbornness.


(to be) dead set - Examples:

1)  I am dead set to go to a particular movie.

2)  You are dead set to finish your work.

3)  He is dead set on his course of action.

4)  She is dead set in her beliefs.

5)  The PTA is dead set against junk food in schools.

6)  We are dead set to sleep in late on Sunday.

7)  You (all) are dead set to emigrate to a new country.

8)  They are dead set to win the game.

9)  Have I been dead set against abortion since 1992?

10)  Have you been been dead set against the death penalty since 1992?

11)  Has he been dead set against violence towards women since 1992?

12)  Has she been dead set against marriage all her life?

13)  Has the PTA been dead set against junk food in schools for years?

14)  We have been dead set against the use of animals for testing all our lives.

15)  They have been dead set against selling their house for the last ten years.

16)  I was dead set to go to Mexico for a vacation when the government issued a travel warning.

17)  You were dead set to go to Mexico for a vacation when the government issued a travel warning.

18)  I am going to dead set to finish all that term paper next week.

19)  Are you (all) going to dead set to finish all that term paper next week?

20)  He is going to have dead set all next week to finish that term paper by the time it is due.