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no-nonsenseadjective [not gradable]

us   /ˈnoʊˈnɑn·sens/
serious and practical: Barnes has a quiet, no-nonsense manner of doing business.
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"no-nonsense" in Business English

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no-nonsenseadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˌnəʊˈnɒnsəns/ us  
practical and only interested in achieving what is intended without wasting time, 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.
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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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