put a hit (out) on (one)

put a hit (out) on (one)

slang To order for one to be assassinated. Usually said in reference to organized crime. The mob put a hit out on the accountant because he had agreed to testify in court. It turns out that he had put a hit on the owner of the business so that he could gain control of it.
See also: hit, on, put
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