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hard–nosed

adjective \ˈhärd-ˈnōzd\

: very tough

: not influenced by emotions : practical and realistic

Full Definition of HARD-NOSED

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:  being tough, stubborn, or uncompromising

First Known Use of HARD-NOSED

circa 1927

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