: 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
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