Documents released by the British archives reveal Thatcher as a hard-nosed opponent of Israel's West Bank settlement project.
These are hard-nosed assessments five months out from the election, and the Obama campaign ignores them at its peril.
Normally an air accident investigation would involve a swarm of hard-nosed engineers and scientists poring over wreckage.
Against such a background, the political satirist must be hard-nosed, hard-hearted and—it must be said—self-interested.
Unwilling to negotiate with hard-nosed Republicans, Obama installed Cordray in January in a recess appointment.
hard-nosed criticism is squeezed out by soft stories, gossip and fluff.
Morgan did his darnedest to humanize the hard-nosed media mogul.
Not with rhetoric, but with hard-nosed, non-partisan realism.
To me this would demonstrate a hard-nosed determination that all citizens should find frightening.
As for the hard-nosed participants, "They seemed pleased to see me," he says.
"stubborn," 1927, from hard + nose (n.). Earlier of bullets or shells with hard tips, and of dogs that had difficulty following a scent. Not in common use before 1950s, when it begins to be used of tough or relentless characters generally (Damon Runyon characters, U.S. Marines, Princeton professors, etc.). Soft-nosed seems to have been used only of bullets.