nononsense

no-nonsense

[noh-non-sens, -suhns]
adjective
1.
not tolerating anything frivolous or trifling; firm and businesslike: a no-nonsense approach to money matters; a no-nonsense teacher with well-behaved classes.
2.
economical or utilitarian; practical: a no-nonsense car that gets excellent gas mileage.
3.
plain and simple; not fancy, complicated, or elegant: no-nonsense recipes for easy preparation.

Origin:
1925–30


1. earnest, diligent, resolute, purposeful.
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no-nonsense (ˌnəʊˈnɒnsəns)
 
adj
sensible, practical, straightforward; without nonsense of any kind: a businesslike no-nonsense approach; a severe no-nonsense look

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no-nonsense
"not tolerating foolishness, businesslike," 1928," from phrase to stand no nonsense, which is attested from 1821, originally in sporting slang.
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