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hard-earned

adjective [before noun]
 
 
earned by working very hard: hard-earned cash/money/dollars Working families are paying more and more of their hard-earned dollars for their health care. The company's attempts to drive down costs have hurt its hard-earned reputation for quality.
Translations of “hard-earned”
in Chinese (Traditional) 辛苦賺來的, 來之不易的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 辛苦挣得的, 来之不易的…
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