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Drop The Hammer : Phrases


To kill someone.


During the Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka trial, the big question was not his guilt but if the jury would
drop the hammer and call for the death penalty.


hammer is the hammer of a gun. When the gun is cocked, the hammer has been pulled back. Pulling the trigger drops the hammer onto the cartridge, firing the gun.

Popularized by the seemingly tireless stream of police dramas on television.

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