hard-nut

hard-nut
Noun. An aggressive and tough person.

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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  • hard nut — UK US noun [countable] [singular hard nut plural hard nuts] british informal someone who is strong and good at fighting Thesaurus: people who are determined and ambitious …   Useful english dictionary

  • hard nut — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms hard nut : singular hard nut plural hard nuts British informal someone who is strong and good at fighting …   English dictionary

  • hard nut — noun (C) 1 informal someone who is physically or mentally very strong, or thinks that they are strong 2 a hard nut to crack someone or something that is difficult to deal with …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hard nut —  A difficult person (or thing) to deal with. Esp. hard nut to crack …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • hard\ nut\ to\ crack — • hard nut to crack • tough nut to crack n. phr. informal Something difficult to understand or to do. Tom s algebra lesson was a hard nut to crack. Mary found knitting a hard nut to crack. Compare: hard row to hoe …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Hard-Nut the Nigger — was a comic strip in the UK comic The Beano, first appearing in the late 1930s.The use of the word nigger was not particularly controversial in the UK at that time. Hard Nut himself was a somewhat crude stereotype of a black man, his only… …   Wikipedia

  • hard nut to crack — also[tough nut to crack] {n. phr.}, {informal} Something difficult to understand or to do. * /Tom s algebra lesson was a hard nut to crack./ * /Mary found knitting a hard nut to crack./ Compare: HARD ROW TO HOE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hard nut to crack — also[tough nut to crack] {n. phr.}, {informal} Something difficult to understand or to do. * /Tom s algebra lesson was a hard nut to crack./ * /Mary found knitting a hard nut to crack./ Compare: HARD ROW TO HOE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hard nut to crack — noun A particularly difficult problem to solve. Finding a generic solution to this set of problems has been a very hard nut to crack. Syn: difficult nut to crack, tough nut to crack …   Wiktionary

  • hard nut to crack — a person or thing not easily understood or influenced He is a hard nut to crack and is not close to many people …   Idioms and examples

  • hard nut to crack — a hard/tough ˈnut (to ˈcrack) idiom a difficult problem or situation to deal with Main entry: ↑nutidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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