put/take out a contract on

idiom

: to pay a person to kill (someone)
His enemies put/took out a contract on him.

Examples of put/take out a contract on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said Tuesday that there was no evidence that anyone had ever put out a contract on the victim. CBS News, 24 Mar. 2022

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“Put/take out a contract on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%2Ftake%20out%20a%20contract%20on. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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