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Meaning of “hard-nosed” in the English Dictionary

"hard-nosed" in American English

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hard-nosedadjective

 /ˈhɑrdˈnoʊzd/ (also hardheaded)
practical and ​determined: He has a ​reputation as a hard-nosed ​negotiator.
(Definition of hard-nosed from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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hard-nosedadjective

uk   us   /ˌhɑːdˈnəʊzd/
practical and ​determined: a hard-nosed ​negotiator
(Definition of hard-nosed from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hard-nosed”
in Chinese (Simplified) 执着的,顽强的…
in Turkish azimli, kararlı, duygularından etkilenmeyen…
in Russian целеустремленный, практичный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 執著的,頑強的…
in Polish trzeźwy, rzeczowy…
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