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hard-line

[hahrd-lahyn] /ˈhɑrdˌlaɪn/
adjective
1.
adhering rigidly to a dogma, theory, or plan; uncompromising or unyielding:
hard-line union demands.
Also, hardline.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65, Americanism
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Word Origin and History for hardline

hard-line

adj.

1958, originally in reference to Soviet communist policies, from hard + line (n.) in the political sense. Related: Hard-liner (1963).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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