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hard-bitten

adjective uk   /ˌhɑːdˈbɪt.ən/ us    /ˌhɑːrdˈbɪt̬-/
If someone is hard-bitten, their character has been made stronger as a result of difficult experiences in the past: This particular murder case was so horrific that it shocked even the most hard-bitten of New York police officers.
Translations of “hard-bitten”
in Chinese (Traditional) (某人)經過磨練的,堅毅的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (某人)经过磨炼的,坚毅的…
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