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Origin of hard sell
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verb (used with or without object), hard-sold, hard-sell·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for hard sell
Convincing developers to invest money, time and resources into making a AAA experience in VR is a hard sell.Virtual reality has real problems. Here’s how game developers seek to delete them.|Derek Swinhart|January 21, 2021|Washington Post
That, plus the lack of results for many advertisers has made using LinkedIn ads a hard sell.LinkedIn launches LinkedIn Marketing Labs on-demand courses for advertisers|Carolyn Lyden|January 15, 2021|Search Engine Land
All that’s required is a willingness for brands to partner with media sellers to use the same standard — which shouldn’t be a hard sell, given that both stand to gain.Why ad buyers (and sellers) need to pay more attention to viewer attention|TVision|December 2, 2020|Digiday
Just the hard-on before you shoot unarmed members of the public.'Babylon' Review: The Dumb Lives of Trigger-Happy Cops|Melissa Leon|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But so-called jungle primaries are notoriously hard to predict or poll.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races|David Freedlander|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
My body used for his hard pleasure; a stone god gripping me in his hands.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
All of my stories are about people trying hard not to grow up.Here’s the Lost Judd Apatow ‘Simpsons’ Episode, Penned by Judd Apatow|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
We also have a growing body of biological research showing that fathers, like mothers, are hard-wired to care for children.
He couldn't sell them; he couldn't burn them; he was even compelled to insure them, to his intense disgust.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
He thought they were now in touch with our troops at "X" but that they had been through some hard fighting to get there.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
However this be, it is hard to say that these fibs have that clear intention to deceive which constitutes a complete lie.Children's Ways|James Sully
And it would be hard indeed, if so remote a prince's notions of virtue and vice were to be offered as a standard for all mankind.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
Even if poverty were gone, the flail could still beat hard enough upon the grain and chaff of humanity.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
British Dictionary definitions for hard sell
Idioms and Phrases with hard sell
An aggressive, high-pressure sales practice or promotion, as in Used-car salesmen tend to give you a hard sell. This expression gave rise to the antonym soft sell, a low-key sales approach that relies on gentle persuasion. [Colloquial; c. 1950]
A difficult sales prospect, one who resists sales pressure. For example, Those brokers who call us at dinnertime find me a hard sell—I usually just hang up on them. [Late 1900s]