hard–and–fast

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adjective \ˌhärd-ən-ˈfast\

Definition of hard–and–fast

  1. :  not to be modified or evaded :  strict a hard–and–fast rule

1822

First Known Use of hard–and–fast

1822


HARD–AND–FAST Defined for English Language Learners

hard–and–fast

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adjective \ˌhärd-ən-ˈfast\

Definition of hard–and–fast for English Language Learners

  • —used to say that something (such as a rule) cannot be changed

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