hit list

 Projects or programs that may be cut from a budget.
 ► “The Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission was set in late June 1995 to deliver its latest choices for the base closure hit list, but politics and money could intervene before the selection process ends later in 1995.” (ENR, July 3, 1995, p. 10)

American business jargon. 2014.

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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 — /ˈhɪt lɪst/ (say hit list) noun Colloquial 1. a list of names of the intended victims of assassins or terrorists. 2. a list of people, organisations, etc., targeted in some way, as for cost cutting, reform, criticism, etc.: *The group has drawn… …   Australian 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

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