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hardball 1

American English: /ˈhɑrdˌbɔl/
British English: /ˈhɑːdbɔːl/

noun

uncountable
  • (American English)
    béisbol (masculine)
    to play hardball [colloquial]
    ser implacable or despiadado [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • But Angelos, one of the nation's leading labor attorneys, protracts most of his baseball negotiations, playing hardball with employees who can pursue better options.
    • ‘They play hardball, we play softball,’ Gore campaign manager Donna Brazile added.
    • Still, it wasn't hard to grasp the meeting's big theme, a bitter game of hardball between the haves and have-nots.

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adjective

(American English) [colloquial]

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