The White House has played a kind of hardball, no question about that.
Obama did an artful job of creating an image of someone divorced from the nitty-gritty of hardball, brass-knuckled politics.
The amendment has a curious backstory involving McCarthyism and hardball Texas politics.
Transfixingly candid and gamely stepping up to the plate for a round of hardball, Lohan seemed to be answering yes.
Scott Simkus bemusingly explores it all in Outsider Baseball: The Weird World of hardball on the Fringe, 1876—1950.
In any case, the healthy sampling below confirms the narrative-friendly qualities of hardball.
Chris was a big fan of my late father, William F., who was in turn very fond of Chris and appeared many times on hardball.
In that promo, the hardball star expressed his wish that one of the Republican contenders—“just one!”
Will the Democrats engage in an aggressive, hardball type strategy?
And rightly or wrongly, most people associate Chicago with hardball politics and corruption.
: fields hardball questions in a practice TV interview/ despite his hardball attitude toward sponsors of offensive TV shows
Serious and consequential activity, work, etc; perilous and responsible doings: It's hardball now, it's not games anymore/ It's going to be hard ball. We're talking about physicians losing income
play hardball (1973+)