Definition of hard-earned in English:

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hard-earned

Pronunciation: /ˈˌhärd ˈərnd/

adjective

Having taken a great deal of effort to earn or acquire: my few hard-earned dollars mean a lot to my family
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  • That's why we consider these amendments a poor investment of effort and the sportsmen's hard-earned dollars.
  • We need our hard-earned money to pay all the rest of our bills.
  • Living on a budget, as most people have to, there's a constant trade off when planning what to spend hard-earned money on.
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