Realistic and determined; tough-minded: the hard-nosed, tough approach
More example sentences
- 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.