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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.
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The five hit men involved in Zulkarnaen's killing have each been sentenced to between 17 and 18 years in jail.
Brendan Gleeson, left, and Colin Farrell are hit men who find something to laugh about after botching a hit and being ordered to Belgium by their boss.
Perkins: Well, really, over the past 30 to 40 years, we Economic Hit Men have created the largest global empire in the history of the world.
Why, they will ask, is the federal government paying to secure the "consulting" services of flim-flam men, unreconstructed hit men and puckish hackers when burglars, second-story men and lowlifes who specialize in knocking over liquor stores have to earn their daily bread through grubby, downscale crime?
When she received word last April that three notorious hit men were in Apartado on a mission to kill her, a letter-writing campaign launched by the Colombia Sup port Network via the Internet seemed to produce results--Cuartas wasn't harmed and violence declined for a while.
Economic hit men," Perkins writes, "are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars.
A brother's disappearance prompts Alex to search Florida for his return, involving a survey of possible hit men, NASCAR racing, and boating alike.
Microscopic hit men roam the blood of humans and other animals.
Dead Dogs Lie - Drama about a trio of hit men who have never met but are placed together through a road trip down the East Coast.
Duterte and that the then mayor paid him and other hit men for the killings.
While taking part in these illegal activities, hit men are often victimized by their unscrupulous employers.
For more than 20 years, FBI headquarters in Washington knew that its Boston agents were using hit men and mob leaders as informants and shielding them from prosecution for serious crimes including murder," reported the AP on July 28th.
Matobato testified that he, along with other DDS hit men, killed Makdum, a Pakistani suspected of being a terrorist.
Then check out Don Siegel's 1964 remake of the classic 1946 version of Ernest Hemingway's story, directed by Robert Siodmak and starring Burt Lancaster as a man awaiting his fate at the hands of hit men.
So, while running for his life from gun-wielding (and, remember, Harvard) teammates, sub-Tarantino hit men and equally ruthless FBI agents, Alan can't stop seeing faces mutate (not exactly what most bad trips are really like) and hearing a constant crescendo of inner brain noise (pretty accurately evoked).