hired muscle

hired muscle

One or more persons who have been paid to intimidate someone else (typically into doing something that will benefit the hired muscle's "boss"). I can't believe Jimmy sent some hired muscle after me—I was always going to pay him back, sheesh! Their so-called hired muscle is just one guy, and I'm bigger than him.
See also: hire, muscle
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gardai's as." Hired muscle Sanambar was first convicted in November 2007 for road traffic offences - while living in a hostel for asylum seekers in Cork city.
Free Fire (Friday, Channel 4, 12.35am) (2016) It is 1978 and two Irish terrorists are in Boston to buy a shipment of assault rifles from a South African arms dealer, backed-up by hired muscle to help with a deal brokered by a woman and her psychopathic colleague.
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Left behind were Brian's blood in the produce cooler, theories involving drug dealing, debts and hired muscle, and a community that remains divided to this day.
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It would be a needless burden if he is simply some hired muscle brought in by Mr.
Although this was appropriate, it left the door open for Youssef Kerkour to steal the show as down-toearth hired muscle Duane Wilson.
On Wednesday morning, the day after their election, several of the Russian directors arrived at the bank accompanied by their hired muscle and the first thing they asked to see, according to our mole, was a list of the bank's biggest non-performing loans, news that may have caused a little stress and anxiety among our big developers.
He was a "Joey" - the hired muscle willing to do the dirty work - and it was this that brought him into contact with David and Mark Short, both of whom he killed.
Lee, 21, was the "hired muscle" brought in to go along with the attack's main man.
owner's hired muscle dragged all sorts of furniture to the curb and
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The Mean Girls star also felt she was being treated a tad bit unfairly because nobody else at the clinic had to pay for hired muscle.
The hired muscle provide a comic turn amongst the more serious stuff by being stupid and prone to a series of accidents including being attacked by pigs, trod on by someone wearing stiletto heels and being baffled and confused by the twins' machinations.