do a hatchet job on

do a hatchet job on (someone or something)

To make a very critical attack on someone or something, especially through media outlets. The movie critic did a real hatchet job on the new film in this week's paper.
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do a hatchet job on

criticize savagely.
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Channel 4, though, blatantly tried to do a hatchet job on the 35-year-old - and failed miserably.
IT'S great news that Lord Simpson has been kicked out of Marconi and can no longer do a hatchet job on the company.
In each case, the videotape will be stored in a safe-deposit box or vault for use in court should the dentist do a hatchet job on the lower molars, the mechanic lie about replacing the clutch, the dry cleaner spill beer all over the mink stole, the tofu saag with chulcha paratha on the side cause hepatitis, or the hotel in Antigua turn out to be rat-infested.