hatchet job

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hatchet job a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
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Idioms

Hatchet job - A piece of criticism that destroys someone's reputation is a hatchet job.
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Usage

In literature:

Why, I could have done a better job on a face with a hatchet.
"The Carter Girls" by Nell Speed
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In news:

But today Boing Boing reports that the clothier has owned up to its Photoshop hatchet job on model (she has a name now.
With its brawny hatchet shape, the cleaver is a tough tool for tough tasks: breaking bones, mincing meat – jobs your chef's knife can't handle.
" Hatchet Job " or "Cold Hard Facts".
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Hayden's hatchet job and the race for the 50th District.
Hatchet Job Award Honors Bad Writing.
Legislators finish hatchet job .
Obama and the ' hatchet' job .
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Armstrong Calls EPO Report ' Hatchet Job '.
Hatchet Job of the Year nominee Geoff Dyer called Barnes' prize-winning novel "excellent in its averageness".
Still not nearly as horrible as our Top Chef / Kill Bill hatchet job.
" Hatchet Job" or "Cold Hard Facts".
Letters to the editor on Buffalo Soldiers, hatchet job, independent living centers, evolution, reading, pray and watch.
Armstrong attorney attacks USADA case as a ' one-sided hatchet job.
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