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Categories: Political terminology of the United States, Political metaphors referring to people, Ethically disputed political practices, Political corruption in the United States
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hatchet man  enforcer
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One whose job it is to execute unpleasant tasks for a superior WordNet 3.0
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One whose job it is to execute unpleasant tasks for a superior WordNet 3.0 & Open English WordNet
In the context of the Watergate scandal, the term hatchet man was used to refer to a trusted and particularly orthodox subordinate tasked by his employer with destroying a political opponent by any means necessary. Wikipedia
A slang term for someone who was brought in to a situation to perform distasteful tasks Wikipedia Disambiguation
One who enforces. Wiktionary
Someone who carries out brutal and unpleasant duties on behalf of another, such as firing dead wood employees. Wiktionary
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After the layoffs, he gained a reputation as a hatchet man and ended up eating lunches alone. Wiktionary
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