Meaning of “be (dead) set against sth” in the English Dictionary

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"be (dead) set against sth" in British English

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be (dead) set against sth

to be determined not to do something:

Why are you so set against going to college?
They are dead set against (= strongly opposed to) the plans to close the local hospital.

(Definition of “be (dead) set against sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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