Meaning of hired gun
— Informal. Informal.
- a person hired to kill someone, as a gunfighter or professional killer.
- a person hired to bear arms and fight for another, as a bodyguard or mercenary.
- a person, as a politician or lobbyist, skilled at attaining power for others.
- a person hired to resolve difficult problems or disputes or to handle complex legal or business problems.
- hired gun (Thesaurus)