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English definition of “no-nonsense”

no-nonsense

adjective [before noun]
 
 
/ˌnəʊˈnɒnsəns/
practical and only interested in achieving what is intended without wasting time, listening to any unusual ideas, etc.: a no-nonsense approach/attitude/style She has a commanding manner and no-nonsense approach to business. They are seeking a no-nonsense manager to repair the image of the agency.
(Definition of no-nonsense from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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