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term 'Hired gun' #1 (permalink) Thu Jul 22, 2010 18:23 pm   term 'Hired gun'
 

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ESL/EFL Test #853 "'Guns Etc:' Common Usages (2)", question 5

Samantha was arrested because she arranged for a ......... gun to kill her husband.

(a) hired
(b) approved
(c) set
(d) insured

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #853 "'Guns Etc:' Common Usages (2)", answer 5

Samantha was arrested because she arranged for a hired gun to kill her husband.

Correct answer: (a) hired
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Is it correct to say: she arranged for a hired gun or a set gun to kill her husband?

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term 'Hired gun' #2 (permalink) Thu Jul 22, 2010 18:42 pm   term 'Hired gun'
 

'Hired gun' is the term especially used for a hitman - someone who is paid by someone else to kill a third party.
Hired gun is the only possible correct answer here.
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