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

  hard-nosed \hard-nosed\ adj.
     facing reality squarely; guided by practical experience and
     observation rather than theory; tough and pragmatic; as, a
     hard-nosed businessman.
  
     Syn: down-to-earth, hardheaded, practical, pragmatic.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  hard-nosed
      adj 1: guided by practical experience and observation rather
             than theory; "a hardheaded appraisal of our position"; "a
             hard-nosed labor leader"; "completely practical in his
             approach to business"; "not ideology but pragmatic
             politics" [syn: hardheaded, hard-nosed, practical,
             pragmatic]

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