pump (one) full of lead

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pump (one) full of lead

To kill one by shooting one with multiple rounds from a firearm. Police surrounded the suspect and pumped him full of lead. The gangsters drove by with their Tommy guns and pumped their rivals full of lead.
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this couple of foodies will be spoilt for choice." The caf culture didn't do much for Desmond 'Tuppence' Moran: two hitmen pumped him full of lead and left him lying in a pool of blood outside his favourite deli.