no-nonsense

adjective
no-non·​sense | \ ˈnō-ˌnän-ˌsen(t)s How to pronounce no-nonsense (audio) , -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, in the meaning defined above

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“No-nonsense.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/no-nonsense. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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no-nonsense

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English Language Learners Definition of no-nonsense

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

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