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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