hard pass


Definition of hard pass

: a firm refusal or rejection of something (such as an offer) Then poor Gendry asks Arya to be his lady, but Arya gives him a hard pass.— Rob Bricken … the residents of Gunbarrel speak with a unified and unwavering voice: "No thank you, Mr. Mayor! Hard pass."— R. M. O'Dea That disclaimer was disregarded by some who found Turner's suggestion too extreme. A home run derby in a regular season game? Is this hockey and its penalty shootouts? Hard pass.— Jorge Castillo Take a hard pass on the house cocktails, and stick with beer or wine. Or skip the booze altogether …— Greg Cox

First Known Use of hard pass

2014, in the meaning defined above

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“Hard pass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard%20pass. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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