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hit man

Someone who is hired to kill someone; a professional assassin. The woman was arrested when the hit man she tried to hire turned out to be an undercover police officer.
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hit man

1. n. a hired killer. (Underworld.) Sam was the perfect hit man. Hardly any brains or conscience.
2. n. a man hired by a helpless addict to inject drugs. (see also pinch hitter.) Harry the Horse refuses to be a hit man. He says that’s not what he does best.
See also: hit, man
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But when she continued to talk about the plan in more detail, Ramos made the decision to go to the police, who set up the sting with the fake hit man.
Hiring a hit man is now a practice shared by mafia dons and soccer moms," said Henry Schleiff, president and general manager of Investigation Discovery.
A Jackson County jury last year found him guilty of trying to hire a hit man to kill Lloyd Olds of Brookings, Harelson's partner in a Nevada opal-mining venture.
The hit man soon discovers that his wet-behind-the- ears protege is a keen and willing student.
John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, describes in ugly but riveting detail how that empire is administered.
In his first feature, 1980's The Long Good Friday, he played a sexy Speedo-clad IRA hit man who seduces (and stabs to death) a gay target at the baths.
I wrote that in 1982, as the beginning of a book with the working title, Conscience of an Economic Hit Man.
CONFESSIONS OF AN ECONOMIC HIT MAN By John Perkins Berrett Koehler Publishers, 264 pages, $24.
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And sure enough, Regan's work led to the arrest of the hit man.
When Wheeler purchased the business and began to suspect the duo was skimming money, Rico allegedly provided Wheelers schedule to a hit man, allowing him to be killed.
THIS is the face of the hired hit man who shot a six-year- old girl when he burst into her Liverpool home.
Macao is in the grip of a gang war, and the densely packed plot pits a bent cop (Tony Leung) against a glowering hit man (Lau Ching-wan).
Ferri allegedly asked the hit man to help her arrange to have her husband injected with HIV-positive blood, according to a criminal complaint.
He was transferred to the courtroom from Rikers Island where he is serving a one- to three-year sentence for hiring a hit man to kill his former business partner.