Definition of 'hard-nosed'
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Could the lofty poet and the hard-nosed businessman be one and the same? Times, Sunday Times (2010)But being a hard-nosed journalist or businessman does not require you to suspend basic humanity. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You must already have a reputation of being hard-nosed and tough for this to work. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The look on the face of a hard-nosed businessman who is stunned at what he sees, that can be rewarding. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A hard-nosed attitude says no, obviously not. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Not before time, the executives charged with running the sport are taking a hard-nosed approach to an issue that has been intensifying for years. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Industry sources say that it was made clear that a more hard-nosed approach this time round would be welcome, especially so close to a general election. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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