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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.
See also: hit, man

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.
See also: hit, man
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There is no real danger from a hit man, the only danger is losing money to a scammer.
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The informant told federal authorities, who sent an undercover agent posing as a hit man.
KILLING TEAM - Bill Nighy, right, is a ruthless, go-it-alone hit man who somehow acquires Rupert Grint, left, as an apprentice
DOTLAND HIT MAN, who broke down badly in a Blue Square Derby third-round heat at Wimbledon on Saturday, has successfully had a screw inserted in his damaged hock, but it has been confirmed that his racing career is over, writes Jonathan Kay.
This is a follow up to John Perkins's Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (EHM) and contains 12 articles on various aspects of the "web of global corruption" written by activists, journalists, and former economic hit men.
In Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, John Perkins described his involvement in a shadowy global corporate capitalist world of corruption and covert activity in which "economic hit men" bribed and economically threatened government officials and others in order to pursue the objectives of their corporate masters and the allied US government, while CIA agents and other "jackals" pursued the same agenda with more forceful means, including coups and assassinations, in those cases where the economic hit men failed.
A GAME AS OLD AS EMPIRE: THE SECRET WORLD OF ECONOMIC HIT MEN AND THE WEB OF GLOBAL CORRUPTION comes from the author of the best-selling CONFESSIONS OF AN ECONOMIC HIT MAN and expands upon the prior book's theme.
An amateur archaeologist serving a prison sentence for trying to hire a hit man to kill a former business partner has been found guilty of attempting to sell American Indian artifacts stolen from public lands in 2002 and 2003.
Battleground,'' which kicks off the series, is probably its best entry, a unique hour in which a hit man has just offed a toy magnate, only to return home to open a box of toy soldiers with intentions far more murderous than the Army men in ``Toy Story.
HIT man for hire Julian Noble (Pierce Brosnan) is socially awkward, foul-mouthed, sartorially unrefined and ravaged by countless neuroses.
Julian, who describes himself as a "facilitator of fatalities", takes Danny into his confidence, showing his new friend the ins and outs of the murder business, and the hit man soon discovers that his wet-behind-the-ears protAgA is a keen and willing student.
When suffering has no ultimate meaning the medical hit man becomes a social necessity.
John Perkins was an economic hit man, a highly paid professional whose job it was to cheat countries around the world out of trillions of dollars in foreign aid.