Meaning of “hard-earned” in the English Dictionary


(Definition of “hard-earned” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hard-earned" in Business English

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hard-earnedadjective [ before noun ]

uk us

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.

(Definition of “hard-earned” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)