- a person who follows rules and regulations meticulously and enforces them without exceptions.
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Examples from the Web for hard-ass
And Ford delivers another impressive performance as the hard-ass, take-no-prisoners colonel; like a hardened, grizzled Han Solo.Harrison Ford Discusses ‘Ender’s Game,’ Drone Warfare, Vietnam, and Playing A Badass President
October 28, 2013