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hired gun

noun

Simple Definition of hired gun

  • : a person who is paid to kill someone

  • : a person who is hired to do a specific job and especially one that some people consider to be morally wrong

Full Definition of hired gun

  1. :  an expert hired to do a specific and often ethically dubious job

Examples of hired gun

  1. business executives and the hired guns they pay to polish their images



1971

First Known Use of hired gun

1971


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