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hard-boiled egg

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hard-boiled egg

noun phrase

A severe and pugnacious person; tough guy: Our asi idea of a hero is really a ''hard-boiled egg''

[1880s+; because ''it can't be beat'']


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