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 for hard-nose
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  hardnose \hard"nose\ n.
     A hard-nosed person; one who is realistic and pragmatic and
     is impatient with those who are not. [slang]
     [PJC]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  72 Moby Thesaurus words for "hardnose":
     Mafioso, Young Turk, ass, beast, beldam, berserk, berserker, bigot,
     bitter-ender, bomber, brute, bullethead, demon, devil, diehard,
     dogmatist, donkey, dragon, fanatic, fiend, fire-eater, firebrand,
     fury, goon, gorilla, gunsel, hell-raiser, hellcat, hellhound,
     hellion, holy terror, hood, hoodlum, hothead, hotspur, incendiary,
     intransigeant, intransigent, killer, last-ditcher, mad dog, madcap,
     maverick, monster, mugger, mule, perverse fool, pighead,
     positivist, purist, rapist, revolutionary, savage, she-wolf,
     spitfire, standpat, standpatter, stickler, termagant, terror,
     terrorist, tiger, tigress, tough, tough guy, ugly customer,
     violent, virago, vixen, wild beast, witch, wolf
  
  

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