hatchet job

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Origin of hatchet job

First recorded in 1940–45
Also called ax job.
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Related Words for hatchet job

defamation, calumniation, dismantlement

British Dictionary definitions for hatchet job

hatchet job

  1. informal a malicious or devastating verbal or written attack
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Idioms and Phrases with hatchet job

hatchet job

see hatchet man, def. 2.

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