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Meaning of “hard line” - Learner’s Dictionary

hard line

noun [no plural]    
a very strict and severe way of dealing with someone or something: Judge Tucker has a reputation for taking a hard line on criminals.Not able to be changedKeeping and staying the sameSevere
hardline     /ˌhɑːdˈlaɪn/ adjective
a hardline policy on illegal immigrants
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