hard-nosed

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Etymology[edit]

hard + nosed; originally referred to hard-tipped bullets.

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hard-nosed

  1. guided by practical experience and observation rather than by theory
  2. (idiomatic) hardheaded, stubborn
  3. (of a person) tough and relentlessly practical and thus not given to sentiment.

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