terminate (someone) with extreme prejudice(redirected from terminated with extreme prejudice)
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terminate (someone) with extreme prejudice
To kill someone without hesitation, mercy, or discernment. The general warned the rebels that they must either surrender or be terminated with extreme prejudice. We must terminate these terrorists with extreme prejudice to ensure the safety of our country.
terminate someone with extreme prejudicemurder or assassinate someone. euphemistic, chiefly US
The expression originated in the terminology of the Central Intelligence Agency in the 1970s.