hired gun


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hired gun

(hīrd)
n. Informal
1. One, especially a professional killer, who is hired to kill another person.
2. One hired to fight for or protect another.
3. One with special knowledge or expertise, as in business, law, or government, who is hired to resolve particularly difficult or complex problems.

hired′ gun′


n.
1. a person hired to kill someone; hit man.
2. a person hired to handle difficult problems.
[1965–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hired gun - a professional killer who uses a gunhired gun - a professional killer who uses a gun
liquidator, manslayer, murderer - a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)
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