hard-and-fast

adjective
\ ˌhärd-ᵊn-ˈfast How to pronounce hard-and-fast (audio) \

Definition of hard-and-fast

: not to be modified or evaded : strict a hard-and-fast rule

First Known Use of hard-and-fast

1822, in the meaning defined above

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“Hard-and-fast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard-and-fast. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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hard-and-fast

adjective
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English Language Learners Definition of hard-and-fast

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

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