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

:  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

First Known Use of HIRED GUN



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July 04, 2015
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