hard-earned Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"hard-earned" in British English

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hard-earnedadjective

uk   /ˌhɑːdˈɜːnd/  us   /ˌhɑːrdˈɝːnd/
If something is hard-earned, you ​deserve it because you have ​worked hard for it: People ​feel they are being ​cheated out of ​their hard-earned ​cash.
(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 ​healthcare. 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)
Translations of “hard-earned”
in Chinese (Simplified) 辛苦挣得的, 来之不易的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 辛苦賺來的, 來之不易的…
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