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hard-hitting

adjective uk   /ˌhɑːdˈhɪt.ɪŋ/  us   /ˌhɑːrdˈhɪt̬.ɪŋ/
A speech or piece of writing that is hard-hitting includes strong criticism of something: The committee published a hard-hitting report on the bank's management.
Translations of “hard-hitting”
in Chinese (Traditional) (講話或文章)言辭激烈的,犀利的…
in Russian жесткий…
in Turkish (konuşma, rapor, makale vb.) sert…
in Chinese (Simplified) (讲话或文章)言辞激烈的,犀利的…
in Polish bezkompromisowy…
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