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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WEDNESDAY Peaky Blinders BBC Two, 9pm Whether it's being buried alive by a wartime tunnel collapse or beaten to within a inch of his life by Father Hughes' hired muscle, Tommy Shelby has found himself in plenty of tight spots.
Kazim-Richards was offered bodyguards after he received death threats but decided it would be better to try to lie low in Istanbul rather than attract the attention of having hired muscle follow his every move.
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.
Thu, Electric) *** Bullet To The Head (15) Bloody and violent pulpy thriller with hitman Stallone teaming with a Chinese cop to take down a corrupt, ruthless property developer and his hired muscle.
Warren, 30, who was jailed for 11 years this week for his role in a cash van raid five years ago alongside slain crime boss Eamonn "The Don" Dunne, had been using the hired muscle as he feared for his safety.
owner's hired muscle dragged all sorts of furniture to the curb and
Hired muscle Casey Miller, from Denton in Manchester, was jailed indefinitely in 2009 was after being convicted of being the fake postman.
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.
But he has also been seen at "gangster" funerals of men like hired muscle Joey Pyle, closely linked to the infamous Kray twins.
Mann didn't hide behind a mountain of mullah - he was the hired muscle.
My TV watching week as a teenager revolved around my hour-long fix with hired muscle but allround good guy Terry McCann (Dennis Waterman) and his wheeler dealer, dodgy car salesman boss Arthur Daley (George Cole).
As an opening scene shows, Jeon's boss is not above using hired muscle to scare clients into signing away their rights.