noun, Slang.
a list of persons singled out as targets for murder.
a list of people or programs to be acted against or disposed of.
noun (informal)
a list of people to be murdered: a terrorist hit list
a list of targets to be eliminated in some way: a hit list of pits to be closed

noun phrase

A putative or actual list of persons who are to be removed from office, punished, murdered, etc: EPA officials maintained a ”hit list” of employees (1976+)


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