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hard-hitting

[hahrd-hit-ing] /ˈhɑrdˈhɪt ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
striking or capable of striking with force.
2.
strikingly or effectively forceful:
a hard-hitting exposé.
Origin of hard-hitting
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40
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  • He was the best type of the good-natured, level-headed, hard-hitting Englishman.

  • That brought it to the last one, who chanced to be the hard-hitting catcher, Ballinger.

    Fast Nine Alan Douglas
  • If I had known I could have lent you one—a hard-hitting choke bore.

    Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S. Percy F. Westerman
  • Then there was Dreer, brightest star of all, the fleet, hard-hitting centre-fielder.

    The Young Pitcher Zane Grey
  • Then came Harvard's hard-hitting catcher with a three-base hit which drove in three runs.

    Frank Armstrong at College Matthew M. Colton
British Dictionary definitions for hard-hitting

hard-hitting

adjective
1.
uncompromising; tough: a hard-hitting report on urban deprivation
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