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hard•ball



Pronunciation: (härd'bôl"), [key]
n.
1. baseball, as distinguished from softball.
2. play hardball, to act or work aggressively, competitively, or ruthlessly, as in business or politics.

adj.
1. tough or ruthless: He wasn't ready for the hardball politics of Washington.
2. outspoken, challenging, or difficult: Reporters asked the president some hardball questions.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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