Definition of hatchet job in English:

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hatchet job

Pronunciation: /ˈhaCHət ˌjäb/

noun

informal
A fierce attack on someone or their work, especially in print: the author’s attempted hatchet job on the judge was totally unjustified and irresponsible
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  • Lucy's desire to write a book is buffered by the total hatchet job she does on her husband and friends.
  • His tirade in today's Herald Sun was a complete hatchet job on him.
  • During that bout, he did a hatchet job book on C.S. Lewis, wrote any number of inane diatribes against theism in general and Christianity in particular.

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Syllabification: hatch·et job

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