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hardball

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noun hard·ball \-ˌbȯl\

Simple Definition of hardball

  • : forceful and sometimes dishonest methods used to get something you want

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hardball

  1. 1 :  baseball

  2. 2 :  forceful uncompromising methods employed to gain an end <played political hardball>

Circa 1883

First Known Use of hardball

circa 1883


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