Realistic and determined; tough-minded: a hard-nosed businessman
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- Far from seeming hard-nosed and realistic, they suddenly appear beside the point, if not immoral.
- The men who were the midwives of the Jewish state were hard-nosed realists.
- The pair are known as pragmatic, hard-nosed businessmen, and they are thought to have little sentimental attachment to the club.
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