hard-and-fast

[ hahrd-n-fast, -fahst ]
/ ˈhɑrd nˈfæst, -ˈfɑst /

adjective

strongly binding; not to be set aside or violated: hard-and-fast rules.

Nearby words

  1. hard up,
  2. hard water,
  3. hard way, the,
  4. hard wheat,
  5. hard yards,
  6. hard-ass,
  7. hard-asset,
  8. hard-bill,
  9. hard-bitten,
  10. hard-boil

Origin of hard-and-fast

First recorded in 1865–70

Related formshard-and-fast·ness, noun

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