Definition of 'hardline'
Example sentences containing 'hardline'
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And a hardline approach will be required if County are to avoid a return to non-league football. The Sun (2016)And a hardline approach will be required if County are to avoid a return to non-league football. The Sun (2016)So successful was the hardline policy of detention that the boat people stopped coming. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Some schools are taking a hardline approach. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The new hardline stance is already having an effect. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Athletes who miss drugs tests will be hit in the pocket under a new hardline approach to doping. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It was a very hardline stance. The Sun (2012)The group is well known for its hardline approach to animal welfare and racing has regularly been the target of its campaigns. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Zagreb's police took a more hardline approach. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The Olympics have been so tarnished by decades of drug cheats that a hardline approach is welcomed. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And City chose a hardline approach by imposing the maximum penalty after finding their former skipper guilty of gross misconduct. The Sun (2011)Justice demands a hardline approach. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is a hardline approach. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Campaigners for wind farms are suspicious that the MoD has adopted a hardline policy some time after the scientific evidence was discovered. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The hardline approach will be introduced in time for the expected influx of Bulgarians and Romanians. The Sun (2013)It also signals a softening in the Government's hardline stance on public sector pay. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The hardline stance will apply to players who pen fresh deals as well as new recruits to Villa Park. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Banks are profiting well from this hardline stance - they made 2 billion in overdraft fees last year alone. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Trends of 'hardline'
Used Occasionally. hardline is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'hardline'
British English: hardline ADJECTIVE
If you describe someone's policy or attitude as hardline, you mean that it is strict or extreme.
This country has taken a lot of criticism for its hardline stance.
Definition of hardline from the Collins English Dictionary
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