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  1. hatchet man

    • IPA[ˈhatʃɪt man]

    英式

    • n.
      a person employed to carry out controversial or disagreeable tasks, such as the dismissal of a number of people from employment;a person who writes fierce attacks on others or their work
    • noun: hatchet man, plural noun: hatchet men

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. informal a person employed to carry out controversial or disagreeable tasks, such as the dismissal of a number of people from employment he sent over his ace hatchet man to intimidate the business leaders
    • informal a person who writes fierce attacks on others or their work there was the hit piece by one of the finest hatchet men in sport media
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    • IPA[ˈhaCHət ˌman]

    美式

    • n.
      a person employed to carry out controversial or disagreeable tasks, such as the dismissal of a ... he sent over his ace hatchet man to intimidate the business leaders

    Oxford American Dictionary