Meaning of “hard-hitting” in the English Dictionary

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"hard-hitting" in British English

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uk /ˌhɑːdˈhɪt.ɪŋ/ us /ˌhɑːrdˈhɪt̬.ɪŋ/

A speech or piece of writing that is hard-hitting includes strong criticism of something:

The committee published a hard-hitting report on the bank's management.

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