Definition of 'no-nonsense'
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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)
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Used Rarely. no-nonsense is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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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
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