Hard-line



[hahrd-lahyn] /ˈhɑrdˌlaɪn/

adjective
1.
adhering rigidly to a dogma, theory, or plan; uncompromising or unyielding:
hard-line union demands.
noun
1.
an uncompromising or unyielding stand, especially in politics.
noun
1.

adj.

1958, originally in reference to Soviet communist policies, from hard + line (n.) in the political sense. Related: Hard-liner (1963).

adjective

: the President’s hard-line views on abortion

noun phrase

A policy or attitude based on severity and lack of compromise: Take a hard line with them or they’ll murder you (1960s+)
A firm, uncompromising policy or position. For example, The President was taking a hard line on the budget. [ c. 1960 ]

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