hardball : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n a no-nonsense attitude in business or politics
they play hardball in the Senate
- n baseball as distinguished from softball
- According to news reports, one of the Los Angeles policemen accused in the videotaped beating of Rodney King taunted him at the hospital by jeering, "We played a little hardball .
- Jack the Unlikely Ripper Kemp plays hardball .
- You have to play hardball with guys who only understand hardball.