hired gun


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A popular term for a physician, lawyer or other highly paid expert who is not a regular employee of a particular enterprise, whose services are paid only as long as necessary; the term is an analogy from the use of mercenaries to fight in a conflict

hired gun

Forensic medicine A popular term for a physician, lawyer or other highly paid expert who is not a regular employee of a particular enterprise, whose services are paid only as long as necessary; the term is an analogy from the use of mercenaries to fight in a conflict. Cf Physician expert witness, Prostitute.
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In contrast to the comments of lawyers interviewed in an American study examining the moral decision-making processes engaged in by lawyers in that country, (47) none of the lawyers interviewed for this study explicitly invoked the hired gun metaphor.
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TOMASZ RADZINSKI has never pretended to be anything other than a hired gun - and a hired gun that fires many a blank if this season is anything to go by.
When I had my conversation with her, I said, `This could be precedent-setting in that your brief could be cited to cement arguments by another homophobe or hired gun,'" Jean told The Advocate.
Usually, the reviewing physician is considered, quite accurately, a hired gun whose job is to place obstacles in the path of carefully thought-out clinical management plans, with no concern for what is best for the patient.
I have instructed our lawyers to begin a referendum action to recall this absurd ordinance, which was drafted by a hired gun from Tennessee named Scott Bergthold who has made it his business to take away freedoms of expression and choice for consenting adults.
On June 1, a suspected hired gun, Raymard Macmac Conahap, surrendered to the Cebu City police.
Hayashida's search for answers takes him across Asia to Ho Chi Minh City along with hired gun hacker Yagodo.
The manner of killing was was apparently carried out by a hired gun," Salazar said.
Set just after the first PS2 game, it casts you as a hired gun weaving in and out of the main Helghast conflict timeline.
So if the mob wants to get rid of someone they send them back 30 years, where a "looper" - a hired gun - waits.
The Ocean's 11 star plays Jack, a hired gun who heads to a small Italian village after an attempt on his life.