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hard nut

noun

a difficult or uncompromising person; a tough and insensitive person

Examples

He's a hard nut, all right.

Word Origin

1888

Usage Note

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hard nut

noun

A difficult or uncompromising person: was a hard nut, that's for sure (1888+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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