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hired gun

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhired gunhired gunAmerican English informalKILL someone who is paid to shoot someone else gun
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hired gunHer coming was more like bringing in a hired gun.The most free-spending hired guns are all well-known by political mavens inside the Beltway.This time Bruce Willis is the hired gun in Prohibition-era Texas.This time Bruce Willis is the hired gun, caught between Chicago gangsters fighting for control of the hooch business.
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