adhering rigidly to a dogma, theory, or plan; uncompromising or unyielding:
hard-line union demands.
an uncompromising or unyielding stand, especially in politics.
1958, originally in reference to Soviet communist policies, from hard + line (n.) in the political sense. Related: Hard-liner (1963).
: the President’s hard-line views on abortion
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 ]
[hahrd-lahy-ner] /ˈhɑrdˈlaɪ nər/ noun 1. a person who adheres rigidly to a dogma, theory, or plan.
noun 1. an uncompromising or unyielding stand, especially in politics. noun, Chiefly British Slang. 1. bad luck; bad breaks (often used as an interjection). noun 1. sentence substitute, noun 1. (Brit, informal) bad luck Also hard cheese adjective : the President’s hard-line views on abortion noun phrase A policy or attitude based on severity and […]
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