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hard-line

adjective uk   /ˌhɑːdˈlaɪn/ us    /ˌhɑːrd-/
extreme and severe and not likely to change: a hard-line manifesto a hard-line politician
hard-liner
noun [C] uk   /ˌhɑːdˈlaɪ.nər/ us    /ˌhɑːrdˈlaɪ.nɚ/
He needs to persuade the hard-liners in the cabinet.
Translations of “hard-line”
in Chinese (Traditional) 強硬的,不妥協的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 强硬的,不妥协的…
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