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hard case

noun [C usually singular] uk   us   (also hard nut) mainly UK informal
someone who is difficult to deal with and possibly angry and violent
Translations of “hard case”
in Chinese (Traditional) 難對付的人, 脾氣暴躁的人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 难对付的人, 脾气暴躁的人…
(Definition of hard case from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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