take\ a\ hard\ line\ with

See: hard line, hard-liner

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  • take a hard line — phrase to deal with someone or something in a very firm or strict way and refuse to change your opinion or decision The government is taking a hard line over tax avoidance. Thesaurus: to not change, or to refuse to change your opinionsynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • take a hard line — to deal with someone or something in a very firm or strict way and refuse to change your opinion or decision The government is taking a hard line over tax avoidance …   English dictionary

  • hard — 1 adjective FIRM TO TOUCH 1 firm and stiff, and difficult to press down, break, or cut: Diamond is the hardest substance known to man. | The plums are much too hard to be eaten now. | The chairs in the waiting room felt hard and uncomfortable.… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hard — hard1 [ hard ] adjective *** ▸ 1 firm & not easy to break ▸ 2 difficult to do ▸ 3 full of problems ▸ 4 strong & not frightened ▸ 5 unkind/cruel ▸ 6 with much physical force ▸ 7 about water ▸ 8 winter/frost: severe ▸ 9 facts, etc.: can be proved ▸ …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • line — [[t]la͟ɪn[/t]] ♦ lines, lining, lined 1) N COUNT A line is a long thin mark which is drawn or painted on a surface. Draw a line down that page s center. ...a dotted line... The ball had clearly crossed the line. 2) N COUNT: usu pl The lines on… …   English dictionary

  • hard */*/*/ — I UK [hɑː(r)d] / US [hɑrd] adjective Word forms hard : adjective hard comparative harder superlative hardest 1) stiff, firm, and not easy to bend or break hard wooden benches The plastic was chosen because it is very hard and durable. 2) a)… …   English dictionary

  • hard — /hɑ:d/ adjective 1. strong, not weak ♦ to take a hard line in trade union negotiations to refuse to compromise with the other side 2. difficult ● It is hard to get good people to work on low salaries. 3. solid 4. ♦ after weeks of hard bargaining… …   Dictionary of banking and finance

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