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English definition of “play hardball”

play hardball

mainly US informal
to be firm and determined in order to get what you want : He's a nice guy , but he can play hardball when he needs to.Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
(Definition of play hardball from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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