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Play hardball

Posted by englishlessons on July 6, 2007

Definition:

Act agressively and ruthlessly to achieve a goal

Examples:

Their lawyers decided to play hardball, so they may delay payment until we sign this new contract.

I don’t like it when he plays hardball in the negotiations; it makes it difficult for us to come to an agreement.

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