A tough or intractable person.
- ‘I have seen tapes of Jimenez and he looks a real tough, hard case,’ Calzaghe said.
- In any event, it is a non-residential course, and it will not take young people who behave ‘inappropriately’, or use drugs or alcohol - precisely the hard cases that Airborne is willing to tackle.
- We are dealing with what you would call the hard cases - people with special difficulties.
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