Meaning of “hard-nosed” in the English Dictionary

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"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)

"hard-nosed" in Business English

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hard-nosedadjective

uk /ˌhɑːdˈnəʊzd/ us

practical and determined:

a hard-nosed negotiator

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