Definition of hatchet job noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hatchet job

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[usually singular] hatchet job (on somebody/something) (informal) strong criticism that is often unfair and is intended to harm somebody/something The press did a very effective hatchet job on her last movie.
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