Definition of “hit list” - English Dictionary

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“hit list” in American English

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hit listnoun [ C ]

/ˈhɪt ˌlɪst/

a list of people, groups, or organizations that someone, esp. in politics, intends to take unpleasant action against:

He’s on the president’s hit list because he helped defeat the tax bill.

(Definition of “hit list” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“hit list” in Business English

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hit listnoun [ C ]

uk us

a list of things or people that you want to give special attention to, often to take some action against them:

We're looking for places to open new stores in, and this town is definitely on our hit list.
The prosecutor's hit list includes the biggest firms on Wall Street.

(Definition of “hit list” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)