Hitting out at a headline
Obama hits out at Clinton for negative campaign
What does “hits out” mean? I’ve never used “hits out” in my life and I have never heard anyone use it.
It’s not terribly obscure. My dictionary includes the following as one definition for the word hit: “to assail effectively and sharply (often fol. by out): The speech hits out at warmongering.” GBU Editor
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