acquired or attained by great effort or work
And Cameron hardly seems like the sort of chap to furnish those at the risk of bringing down his own, hard-earned government.
Is the market an inert force to be manipulated and exploited, to deprive it of hard-earned cash?
They sensed what the polls soon showed: that the latest episode of the Sego Show squandered a year of hard-earned party progress.
The novel has a calm authority, a wisdom that feels lived-in and hard-earned.
But she and her family have learned enough about irretrievable loss to keep a hard-earned perspective.
You haven't been able to afford models for yourself, while you pay mine five hard-earned francs an hour.
No one could truthfully say that theirs was not a hard-earned pillow.
Youth untamed sat here for an idle moment, spending easily its hard-earned wages.
But it couldn't be that bad on Meloa; she'd won her hard-earned victory!
I was a regular pigeon, and gave up many a hard-earned dollar to them for no good at all.