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hard news

noun, Journalism.
serious news of widespread import, concerning politics, foreign affairs, or the like, as distinguished from routine news items, feature stories, or human-interest stories.
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hard-news, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "I am Elizabeth Bailey," said the girl quietly, as if she would break a piece of hard news gently.

    The Girl from Montana

    Grace Livingston Hill
  • The occation we knew not, except the junk went out or that they had hard news that gave them content.

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hard news

noun phrase

Information that is definite and verifiable, free of conjecture (1938+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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