Definition of hatchet job in English:
A fierce written attack on someone or their work: she does hatchet jobs, not reviews
More example sentences
- 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.
informal jump on, tear to pieces, take to pieces, take/pull apart, lay into, pitch into, hammer, slam, bash, crucify, give something a battering, roast, skewer, throw brickbats at, knock
North American informal bad-mouth, pummel
archaic excoriate, slash
Definition of hatchet job in:
- US English dictionary
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