In the context of 2004, that kind of talk passed for hard-headed thinking.
Before Moore lost the plot and went into rehab, we thought of her as a hard-headed actress who had also evolved into a dealmaker.
When Republicans defend the war in Afghanistan, they generally do so in hard-headed security terms.
A look at the documentary and why we all need to stop being so hard-headed about head injuries.
All of which, if true, suggests that she's not the most hard-headed commentator on Middle Eastern affairs.
Next time don't be so hard-headed when you are advised by older and wiser persons.
He was good-natured, plucky in a hard-headed British way, and gentlemanly.
In the sheer height of his enthusiasm, the soaring visionary was losing touch with the hard-headed groundling in the chair.
Of course you would, being a sensible, hard-headed American workingman.
Heigho, Dorothy, let us forsake these hard-headed subjects, and turn to something human.