[head-hunting] {n.}, {slang}, {informal} 1. The custom of seekingout, decapitating, and preserving the heads of enemies as trophies. 2.A search for qualified individuals to fill certain positions.

Thepresident sent a committee to the colleges and universities to do somehead-hunting; we hope he finds some young talent.

3. A systematicdestruction of opponents, especially in politics.

Billings washired by the party to do some head-hunting among members of theopposition.