Definition: to be stubborn, to be tough, unwilling to compromise


My boss refused to let me take vacation in July. He said absolutely not. I tried to persuade him, but he was really hard-nosed.

This customer is a really tough negotiator. They are really hard-nosed. If we want to get their business, we need to be very persistent.



About Matt Krause

Matt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, London, and Madrid for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank, and Reckitt Benckiser. He also walked across Turkey and wrote a book about it.