- hard-boiled (adj.)
- also hardboiled, 1723 in reference to eggs, "cooked so long as to be solid," from hard (adj.) + boiled. In transferred sense "severe, tough," from 1886.
- 1. When life gets hard and you want to give up, remember that life is full of ups and downs, and without the downs, the ups would mean nothing.
- 2. Talent, hard work and sheer tenacity are all crucial to career success.
- 3. The federal government hiked the tax on hard liquor.
- 4. People are having to think hard about their holiday plans.
- 5. Many parents find it hard to discourage bad behaviour.
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