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hatchet mannoun [C]

 us   /ˈhætʃ·ɪt ˌmæn/ (plural -men  /-ˌmen/ ) infml
someone who is ​employed to do ​unpleasantjobs, for ​example to ​reduce the ​number of employees or ​attack competitors ​unfairly
(Definition of hatchet man from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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hatchet mannoun [C]

uk   us   informal WORKPLACE
someone who is ​employed to do an unpleasant ​job such as ​reducingcosts or telling ​people that they have ​lost their ​jobs: The Fund ​hired in a hatchet man to ​find ways of ​increasing their ​profits.
(Definition of hatchet man from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hatchet man”
in Chinese (Simplified) 替人做不愉快(或暴力)事情的人…
in Chinese (Traditional) 替人做不愉快(或暴力)事情的人…
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