as hard as nails
{adj. phr.} Very unfeeling; cruel, and unsympathetic. * /Uncle Joe is as hard as nails; although he is a millionaire, he doesn't help his less fortunate relatives./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • (as) hard as nails — (as) ˌhard as ˈnails idiom showing no sympathy, kindness or fear Main entry: ↑hardidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • as hard as nails — {adj. phr.} Very unfeeling; cruel, and unsympathetic. * /Uncle Joe is as hard as nails; although he is a millionaire, he doesn t help his less fortunate relatives./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • as\ hard\ as\ nails — adj. phr. Very unfeeling; cruel, and unsympathetic. Uncle Joe is as hard as nails; although he is a millionaire, he doesn t help his less fortunate relatives …   Словарь американских идиом

  • as hard as nails — informal 1) very strong and good at fighting 2) tending not to feel sympathy or other positive emotions …   English dictionary

  • as hard as nails — …   Useful english dictionary

  • be as hard as nails — to have no feelings or sympathy for other people. She ll be good in business she s as hard as nails …   New idioms dictionary

  • hard as nails — {adj. phr.}, {informal} 1. Not flabby or soft; physically very fit; tough and strong. * /After a summer of work in the country, Jack was as hard as nails, without a pound of extra weight./ 2. Not gentle or mild; rough; stern. * /Johnny works for… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hard as nails — {adj. phr.}, {informal} 1. Not flabby or soft; physically very fit; tough and strong. * /After a summer of work in the country, Jack was as hard as nails, without a pound of extra weight./ 2. Not gentle or mild; rough; stern. * /Johnny works for… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hard as nails — A person who is as hard as nails is either physically tough or has little or no respect for other people s feelings …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • hard\ as\ nails — adj. phr. informal 1. Not flabby or soft; physically very fit; tough and strong. After a summer of work in the country, Jack was as hard as nails, without a pound of extra weight. 2. Not gentle or mild; rough; stern. Johnny works for a boss who… …   Словарь американских идиом

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