Definition of hard nut in English:

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hard nut

noun

British informal
A tough, aggressive, or insensitive person.
Example sentences
  • New coach Graham Henry made it his No.1 priority when he replaced John Mitchell in December last year and set about picking a number of experienced hard nuts such as Keith Robinson, Carl Hayman and Jono Gibbes.
  • For us, speedway as practised in Wolverhampton et al may be the sport of hard nuts, but for the ice-racers of Sweden, Finland and Russia it is the sport of chickens.
  • Plus I'm guessing it'll be populated by wannabe hard nuts.

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