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English definition of “hard-nosed”


adjective     /ˌhɑːdˈnəʊzd/ US  /ˌhɑːrdˈnoʊzd/
practical and determined : His hard-nosed business approach is combined with a very real concern for the less fortunate in society .Wise and sensible
(Definition of hard-nosed adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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