as\ hard\ as\ nails


as\ hard\ as\ nails
adj. phr.
Very unfeeling; cruel, and unsympathetic.

Uncle Joe is as hard as nails; although he is a millionaire, he doesn't help his less fortunate relatives.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • hard as nails — {adj. phr.}, {informal} 1. Not flabby or soft; physically very fit; tough and strong. * /After a summer of work in the country, Jack was as hard as nails, without a pound of extra weight./ 2. Not gentle or mild; rough; stern. * /Johnny works for… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hard as nails — {adj. phr.}, {informal} 1. Not flabby or soft; physically very fit; tough and strong. * /After a summer of work in the country, Jack was as hard as nails, without a pound of extra weight./ 2. Not gentle or mild; rough; stern. * /Johnny works for… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hard as nails — A person who is as hard as nails is either physically tough or has little or no respect for other people s feelings …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • hard as nails — CALLOUS, hard hearted, heartless, unfeeling, unsympathetic, uncaring, insensitive, unsentimental, hardbitten, tough, lacking compassion. → nail * * * hard as nails 1. Very hard 2. Callous 3. Very tough • • • Main Entry: ↑hard hard as nails 1. In… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hard\ as\ nails — adj. phr. informal 1. Not flabby or soft; physically very fit; tough and strong. After a summer of work in the country, Jack was as hard as nails, without a pound of extra weight. 2. Not gentle or mild; rough; stern. Johnny works for a boss who… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hard as nails — he regretted having been a father who always acted as if he were hard as nails Syn: callous, hard hearted, heartless, unfeeling, unsympathetic, uncaring, insensitive, unsentimental, hard bitten, tough, lacking compassion …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • hard as nails —    A person who is as hard as nails is either physically tough or has little or no respect for other people s feelings.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • hard as nails — tough, not sympathetic    The lawyer was as hard as nails. He felt no pity for anyone …   English idioms

  • hard as nails — physically very fit and strong, rough, stern He is as hard as nails and is not a good person to have an argument with …   Idioms and examples

  • hard as nails — adjective Very hard; tough …   Wiktionary

  • hard as nails — Noun. See hard as fuck …   English slang and colloquialisms


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