no-nonsense

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

Definition of no-nonsense

: tolerating no nonsense : serious, businesslike
  • a no-nonsense manager

First Known Use of no-nonsense

1853

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NO-NONSENSE Defined for English Language Learners

no-nonsense

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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