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hard stuff


, Slang.
  1. strongly addictive drugs.
  2. liquor with a high alcoholic content; hard liquor.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of hard stuff1

First recorded in 1950–55

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Example Sentences

Researchers have already encoded some of the most complicated mathematical ideas, proving in theory that the software can handle the hard stuff.

Then I picked up a book that shredded my facile preconceptions—Hard Stuff: The Autobiography of Mayor Coleman Young.

It was the other delegates at the writing of the Constitution who truly hit the hard stuff.

Have you always been a person who was able to handle the hard stuff in life?

The hard stuff in Ames is mostly about the death of one of the group of women, and the serious illness of one of their children.

An owl is not the only kind of bird, by any means, that has a habit of spitting out hard stuff that is swallowed with the food.

And the little boy was very fond of it—it was made of hard stuff, you know, all white and shiny, and it had blue eyes.

That's it, the old gal hasn't many failings, but one of 'em is an over-fondness for hard stuff.

I think it's made of some hard stuff that may snap, but can't break.

I can stand what any other man can, and without the hard stuff, either.'





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