hard-and-fast hard-and-fast


  • (adj) (of rules) stringently enforced


  1. By the 1950s, as the middle class expanded, the custom had calcified into a hard-and-fast rule.
  2. Having a retraining program set up can help qualify a state for its slice of the $7 billionbut its not a hard-and-fast pre-condition.
  3. A second glass probably doesn't make sense, but making hard-and-fast rules creates the sense that alcohol is some magical potion.


  • County's prison budget dissected

    Luzerne County must take a 8220hard-and-fast8221 approach negotiating the next prison union contract, the county's new Correctional Services Division Head J. Allen Nesbitt told council Tuesday.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Times Leader

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