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Meaning of “no-nonsense” in the English Dictionary

"no-nonsense" in American English

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no-nonsenseadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈnoʊˈnɑn·sens/
serious and ​practical: Barnes has a ​quiet, no-nonsense ​manner of doing ​business.
(Definition of no-nonsense from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"no-nonsense" in Business English

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no-nonsenseadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˌnəʊˈnɒnsəns/
practical and only interested in ​achieving what is intended without ​wastingtime, listening to any unusual ​ideas, etc.: a no-nonsense approach/attitude/style She has a commanding manner and no-nonsense ​approach to ​business. They are ​seeking a no-nonsense ​manager to ​repair the ​image of the ​agency.
(Definition of no-nonsense from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “no-nonsense”
in Chinese (Simplified) 务实严肃的…
in Turkish mantıklı, kararlı, pratik ve etkin…
in Russian деловой, строгий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 務實嚴肅的…
in Polish konkretny, rzeczowy, racjonalny…
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