Hard set

hard-set

[hahrd-set]
adjective
1.
firmly or rigidly set; fixed: a hard-set smile.
2.
in a difficult position: The troops were hard-set before their supplies came.
3.
determined; obstinate.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English harde set

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