hatchet job


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hatchet job

n. Informal
A severe criticism or malicious verbal attack meant to ruin someone's reputation.

hatchet job

n
informal a malicious or devastating verbal or written attack

hatch′et job`


n.
a maliciously destructive critique or verbal attack.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hatchet job - a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actionshatchet job - a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
assassination, blackwash, character assassination - an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation
malignment, smear, vilification - slanderous defamation
libel - a false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person
slander - words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another
name calling, names - verbal abuse; a crude substitute for argument; "sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me"
epithet, name - a defamatory or abusive word or phrase
Translations

hatchet job

n (fam) → stroncatura
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Don't believe the Sun or the Daily Mail stories today, it's a pure hatchet job in revenge for the leaked transcript of the dinner he had with [Theresa] May.
John Richards, 68, said: "It's as if they're trying to do a hatchet job on the claims from the very start.
It's a good job he was rested for the game with Ireland or Roy Keane might have been tempted to come out of retirement for one last hatchet job.
The nation is already feeling frustrated enough about their football team without doing a hatchet job on an innocent scapegoat to stir the situation.
Breaking up Network Rail is a hatchet job forced on NR by George Osborne, whose economic plan is to sell off Britain's rail infrastructure to the highest bidders.
I believe that this trivial issue is basically just a hatchet job to tarnish my anti-corruption efforts.
Milking his cash cow until its udders shrivel, Hong Kong king of kitsch Wong Jing delivers a hatchet job with "From Vegas to Macau II" a casino caper that fails to re-create the dynamic action and zany fun of the original hit.
makes me queasy, or maybe that's the residual effect of Larry Henry's hatchet job.
A savage review of his best-selling memoir won Britain's Hatchet Job award Tuesday for the year's most cutting book review.
LONDON -- A moan about Morrissey and a bitter verdict on Donna Tartt are contenders for Britain's Hatchet Job award, honoring the year's most cutting book reviews.
Sydney, Dec 8 ( ANI ): The Australian media has claimed that when Australia wrapped up the 2002-03 Ashes series in just 11 playing days historians decreed it a record for the swiftest Ashes hatchet job in a five Test series and many observers felt we would never see anything like it again but it is about to happen again.
But this week Jan Moir did a real hatchet job on Welsh soprano Katherine Jenkins for running the London Marathon