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Definition of hard-nosed adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hard-nosed

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌhɑːd ˈnəʊzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhɑːrd ˈnoʊzd//
 
 
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not affected by feelings when trying to get what you want a hard-nosed journalist
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