Origin of no-nonsense
Examples from the Web for no-nonsense
In those early days, no-nonsense Anna was a full partner in the business.‘The Harness Maker’s Dream:’ The Unlikely Ranch King of Texas|Nick Kotz|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Wiry and more grey man than charismatic, Votel is known for his no-nonsense, rather closed demeanor.Special Ops Commander Swears: I Won't Be Hillary's VP|Kimberly Dozier|August 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In addition to her stellar body of work, she will always be remembered for being the no-nonsense half of Bogie and Bacall.
At the final site meeting before construction began, Cain was in a no-nonsense mood.
A good-looking woman, she maintained a no-nonsense approach on her pioneering digs in south-east Anatolia.The Week in Death: The First Muslim Female Olympian Snubbed Adolf Hitler|The Telegraph|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With their compact bodies and no-nonsense mannerisms they were recognizably Pyrran.Deathworld|Harry Harrison
He won't be capable of taking a no-nonsense, dogmatic, black-and-white stand.Psichopath|Gordon Randall Garrett
He was as much a "no-nonsense" fellow, in his way, as a magistrate, or a minister.'Evan Harrington, Complete|George Meredith
They mostly had a no-nonsense look about them, as if they were not going to be satisfied with more oratory.And Then the Town Took Off|Richard Wilson
"I've been looking around," Malone said in what he hoped was a grim, no-nonsense tone.Occasion for Disaster|Gordon Randall Garrett
"not tolerating foolishness, businesslike," 1928," from phrase to stand no nonsense, which is attested from 1821, originally in sporting slang.