no–nonsense

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adjective no–non·sense \ˈnō-ˈnän-ˌsen(t)s, -ˈnän(t)-sən(t)s\

Definition of no–nonsense

  1. :  tolerating no nonsense :  serious, businesslike a no–nonsense manager

1853

First Known Use of no–nonsense

1853


NO–NONSENSE Defined for English Language Learners

no–nonsense

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adjective no–non·sense \ˈnō-ˈnän-ˌsen(t)s, -ˈnän(t)-sən(t)s\

Definition of no–nonsense for English Language Learners

  • : very serious about doing things in a direct and efficient way without any foolishness or nonsense

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