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hardballnoun [U]

uk   /ˈhɑːd.bɔːl/ us   /ˈhɑːrd.bɑːl/
the game of baseball when it is played with a hard ball
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"hardball" in Business English

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hardballnoun [U]

uk   /ˈhɑːdbɔːl/ us  
a method that is forceful, determined, and often unpleasant: hardball approach/tactics Now the agency wants the money back - and is prepared to play hardball to get it, holding out the threat of criminal prosecution.
(Definition of hardball from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) 棒球…
in Chinese (Traditional) 棒球…
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