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hit list

1. A list of one's enemies who, as such, are subject to acts of violence or vengeance. The politician was shocked to discover his name was on the criminal's hit list.
2. A list of people who are the subject of one's anger for a (real or perceived) wrongdoing. Every employee in the accounting department was on the manager's hit list after he discovered they had been manipulating the books. I have no idea why I'm on Shelly's hit list all of a sudden—I haven't done anything wrong!
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a hit list

1. If someone has a hit list of people or things, they are intending to deal with them or get rid of them. Washington published a hit list of countries guilty of unfair trade practices. There are 12 factories on the hit-list, destined for closure.
2. If a terrorist or criminal organization has a hit list, they have a list of people they intend to kill. Sayers believed he was now on a hit list and needed protection.
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a ˈhit list

(informal) a list of people, organizations, etc. against whom some unpleasant action is being planned: The gang have drawn up a hit list of about 50 politicians.Be careful how you speak to her because I think you’re on her hit list.
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hit list

n. a list of people to whom something is going to happen. Ralph is on my hit list for contributing money for the orphans.
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It started and morphed into a hit list, into 200 kids dying on Friday," Chief Gemme said.
Coun Tony Rounthwaite, Lib Dem neighbourhoods and communities chief, accused Labour of scaremongering and said: "The suggestion of a hit list for closure is wrong.
Gerry Ryan tries to answer this question in tonight's Hit List Special.
Alex doesn't see the connection, but she knows she'd better find out, because it appears that she's next on the hit list.
We really don't believe the headquarters for the American Red Cross or the Daughters of the American Revolution, or any of the lobbying firms are really on al Qaeda's hit list," Thomas said.
Destined to overtake Paris Hilton's bootleg video on the web hit list within a week.
The Black Panther Party, the brainchild of Huey Newton and Bobby Seale, was about two years old and was the largest target of the FBI's hit list.
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The hit list reportedly was drawn up after the human rights coalition sent the letter to the police council criticizing police abuses.
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