hit list
noun Date: 1972 a list of persons or programs to be opposed or eliminated; broadly a list of those targeted for special attention or treatment

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hit list — ➔ list1 * * * hit list UK US noun [C] ► a list of things or people that you want to give special attention to, often to take some action against them: »We re looking for places to open new stores in, and this town is definitely on our hit list.… …   Financial and business terms

  • hit list — n informal the names of people, organizations etc that a person or group plans to harm on sb s hit list ▪ He was on a terrorist s hit list. hit list of ▪ The company drew up a hit list of shops it expects to close …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hit list — hit lists 1) N COUNT: oft poss N, N of n If someone has a hit list of people or things, they are intending to take action concerning those people or things. Some banks also have a hit list of people whom they threaten to sue for damages. 2) N… …   English dictionary

  • Hit list — may refer to:*Hit List, a Canadian television series *A hitman s list of prey * Hit List (novel) , a novel by Lawrence Block …   Wikipedia

  • hit list — ☆ hit list [see HIT MAN] Informal a list of those persons, groups, programs, etc. to be opposed or done away with …   English World dictionary

  • hit list — hit ,list noun count 1. ) a list of people who someone such as a criminal wants to kill or harm 2. ) a list of things or people that you want to get rid of …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hit list — hit′ list n. Informal. 1) cvb sts a list of people singled out as targets for murder 2) cvb sts a list of people, programs, etc., to be opposed • Etymology: 1970–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • hit list — ► NOUN ▪ a list of people to be killed for criminal or political reasons …   English terms dictionary

  • hit list — noun a list of victims to be eliminated (as by murder) • Hypernyms: ↑list, ↑listing * * * hit list, U.S. Slang. 1. a list of persons slated to be killed: »His immediate superior had been on the “hit list” of the Symbionese Liberation Army (New… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hit List — YTV s Hit List was a music video television program that aired on YTV, a specialty television network aimed at children. The series first started in 1991, hosted by Tarzan Dan and had 14 seasons in all. The first 7 seasons of Hit List were hosted …   Wikipedia

  • hit list — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms hit list : singular hit list plural hit lists 1) a list of people who someone such as a criminal wants to kill or harm 2) a list of people or things that you want to get rid of …   English dictionary

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