Definition of Hard line

1. Noun. A firm and uncompromising stance or position. "The governor took a hard line on drugs"

Generic synonyms: Position, Posture, Stance

Definition of Hard line

1. Noun. A firm stance or policy on which one will not compromise ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hard Line

hard freeze
hard freezes
hard g
hard gainer
hard handed
hard hat
hard hats
hard head
hard hit
hard knocks
hard labor
hard landscaping
hard lead
hard lemonade
hard line (current term)
hard lines
hard liquor
hard luck
hard maple
hard matte
hard money
hard mutation
hard news
hard nut to crack
hard nuts to crack
hard of hearing
hard of thinking
hard pad disease
hard pad virus

Literary usage of Hard line

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Threat To U.s. Trade And Finance From Drug Trafficking And International edited by Charles E. Grassley (1999)
"Operation hard line In response to the increased level of ... In February 1995, I formally announced the beginning of Operation hard line. ..."

2. Human Rights Watch World Report 1999 by Human Rights Watch Staff (1998)
"hard line." He added that "some human rights defense organizations can object, but I think that here criminals have more protection than the police or the ..."

3. Customs Service: Drug Interdiction Efforts by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"... Drug Interdiction Activitie Otay Mesa Commercial Operation hard line Enhancements Increased and intensified enforcement activities such as block blitzes ..."

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