[noh-non-sens, -suh ns] /ˈnoʊˈnɒn sɛns, -səns/

not tolerating anything frivolous or trifling; firm and businesslike:
a no-nonsense approach to money matters; a no-nonsense teacher with well-behaved classes.
economical or utilitarian; practical:
a no-nonsense car that gets excellent gas mileage.
plain and simple; not fancy, complicated, or elegant:
no-nonsense recipes for easy preparation.
sensible, practical, straightforward; without nonsense of any kind: a businesslike no-nonsense approach, a severe no-nonsense look

“not tolerating foolishness, businesslike,” 1928,” from phrase to stand no nonsense, which is attested from 1821, originally in sporting slang.


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