hard fisted

hard-fisted

[hahrd-fis-tid]
adjective
1.
stingy; miserly; closefisted.
2.
tough-minded; ruthless: hard-fisted revolutionists.
3.
having hard or strong hands, as a laborer.
Also, hardfisted.


Origin:
1650–60

hard-fistedness, hardfistedness, noun
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