Definition of 'no-nonsense'
Example sentences containing 'no-nonsense'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
They may come from different backgrounds, but they share the same no-nonsense approach to life and hard work. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He landed his first chat show in 1971 and brought a no-nonsense attitude to the celebrity interview that proved an instant hit. Times, Sunday Times (2016)So where do you go for some no-nonsense advice? Times, Sunday Times (2007)His straightforward no-nonsense attitude would make our country great once more. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Has won many plaudits for his no-nonsense approach as midfield enforcer. The Sun (2012)Plus no-nonsense advice on looking after yourself. The Sun (2007)But her no-nonsense approach has won her scores of admirers. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He then followed it up with some no-nonsense cricketing advice. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is easy to make excuses for people you are fond of but now you give them no-nonsense advice. The Sun (2011)Another policeman with a no-nonsense approach. Times, Sunday Times (2008)His no-nonsense management style brought an end to the drinking culture and he began the long process of overhauling the youth system. Times, Sunday Times (2008)ITV bosses think her no-nonsense attitude will be a hit with younger viewers. The Sun (2015)Her style, is tough and no-nonsense. The Sun (2008)The best seasonal food served up in a straightforward, no-nonsense way. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But her direct, no-nonsense leadership has since won fans. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The cabin has a no-nonsense, rugged style. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In no-nonsense Kiwi style he pointed to who had the points. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You have a strong, no-nonsense approach that gets fair deals. The Sun (2013)His humility and a no-nonsense approach earn him the respect of the dressing-room. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We are tough, no-nonsense mood. The Sun (2006)
Trends of 'no-nonsense'
Used Rarely. no-nonsense is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'no-nonsense'
British English: no-nonsense ADJECTIVE
If you describe someone as a no-nonsense person, you approve of the fact that they are efficient, direct, and quite tough.
She saw herself as a direct, no-nonsense modern woman.
Definition of no-nonsense from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Meme Ban, Heart Age & Collagin: September’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this September with Robert Groves.
Collins Reference Catalogue 2019
View our new 2019 reference catalogue. From dictionaries, phrasebooks, language learning, atlases and maps, general reference and puzzles, you'll be sure to find books that appeal to you.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.