hatchet job

noun
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of hatchet job

: a forceful or malicious verbal attack

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First Known Use of hatchet job

1940


HATCHET JOB Defined for English Language Learners

hatchet job

noun

Definition of hatchet job for English Language Learners

  • : a very harsh and unfair spoken or written attack


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