The following year, a green light was placed on the rival gang members who put a hit out on him.
But no amount of viral marketing can make a hit out of nothing.
Later, she contemplated suicide, first by pills, then, more dramatically, by taking a hit out on herself.
In one day, I swore, drank, smoked, had multiple women in my bed, and put a hit out on a drug kingpin—played by Mel Gibson.
After several failed iPhone apps, he jumped into the relatively uncrowded iPad market and got a hit out his Alice adaptation.
He hit out wildly and savagely, but the full force of his blows didn't tell; they were too near him.
But it was too bad to hit out like that, when what I did was to help him.
Never give up the fight so long as you have the capacity to hit out.
Nobody knew whom he hit out at or by whom he was attacked that forenoon.
We hit out right and left, on both sides, smashing hats and bruising heads and hands.
late Old English hyttan, hittan "come upon, meet with, fall in with, 'hit' upon," from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse hitta "to light upon, meet with," also "to hit, strike;" Swedish hitta "to find," Danish and Norwegian hitte "to hit, find," from Proto-Germanic *hitjanan. Related: Hitting. Meaning shifted in late Old English period to "strike," via "to reach with a blow or missile," and replaced Old English slean in this sense. Original sense survives in phrases such as hit it off (1780, earlier in same sense hit it, 1630s) and is revived in hit on (1970s).
Underworld slang meaning "to kill by plan" is 1955 (as a noun in this sense from 1970). To hit the bottle "drink alcohol" is from 1889. To hit the nail on the head (1570s) is from archery. Hit the road "leave" is from 1873; to hit (someone) up "request something" is from 1917. Hit and run is 1899 as a baseball play, 1924 as a driver failing to stop at a crash he caused. To not know what hit (one) is from 1923.
late 15c., "a rebuke;" 1590s as "a blow," from hit (v.). Meaning "successful play, song, person," etc., 1811, is from the verbal sense of "to hit the mark, succeed" (c.1400). Underworld slang meaning "a killing" is from 1970. Meaning "dose of narcotic" is 1951, from phrases such as hit the bottle.
: a hit musical/ a hit song