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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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.
The hired gun is the tough guy who gets what his people want.
Actress and cultural icon Jenna Jameson is concerned that Scottsdale Mayor Mary Manross and the City Council may have been misled by "a hired gun for the religious right" who is trying to impose his beliefs on the city of Scottsdale.
BioShock Infinite puts players in the shoes of US Cavalry veteran turned hired gun Booker DeWitt.
From the creators of the highest-rated first-person shooter of all time (based on Metacritic average ranking across available platforms), BioShock puts you in the shoes of US Cavalry veteran turned hired gun Booker DeWitt as he battles for survival.
Praised as "one of the most inventive bassists/leaders since Mingus" (by Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings), Parker is an accomplished bandleader as well as a much sought-after hired gun, working with the likes of Hamid Drake, Peter Brotzmann, Cecil Taylor, Charles Gayle and David S.
25pm Joseph Kane's all-action western stars Skip Homier as Tim Mallory, a cowboy who arrives in Tombstone and is mistaken for a hired gun by mayor Ervin Plummer.
CONTACT: Jasmine Madatian of Hired Gun, +1-310-883-5565
The ``Story of Us'' filmmaker was a hired gun on this one, brought in when screenwriter T.
Step forward slicked-back hired gun Jackie Cogan (Pitt) who arrives in New Orleans to find and then punish the culprits.
I've resigned myself to the fact that I had become, like most actors, really, a hired gun, and I sort of got tired of waiting around for the right movie to come along.
For more information, please contact Mike Regan of Hired Gun Management, +1-310-883-5565, mike@hiredgunmanagement.