hard head


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hard head

n. a stubborn person. I’m not really a hard head. You bring out the worst in me.
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References in classic literature ?
One with a strong stomach and a hard head may be able to tolerate much of the unconscious and undeliberate cruelty and torture of the world that is perpetrated in hot blood and stupidity.
Possessed myself of a strong stomach and a hard head, inured to hardship, cruelty, and brutality, nevertheless I found, as I came to manhood, that I unconsciously protected myself from the hurt of the trained-animal turn by getting up and leaving the theatre whenever such turns came on the stage.
The yellow light from the student's lamp fell on his hands and the purple sleeves of his velvet smoking-jacket, but his flushed face and big, hard head were in the shadow.
An' right there he finishes himself, for his bad thumb, which I've known since he first got it as a kid fightin' in the sandlot at Watts Tract--he smashes that thumb right there, on my hard head, back into the socket with an out-twist, an' all the old cords that'd never got strong gets theirs again.
Harker did not turn a red hair on his hard head, but he looked at the other out of the corners of his eyes.
LONDON, June 17 (KUNA) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron said that his country was committed to "rebuilding" diplomatic relations with Iran but that this would be carried out with a "clear eye and hard head.
On his long journey to rejoin them he discovers all the good things about being a musk ox--his horns and hard head are good for headbutting a hungry wolf, and his soft wool is prized by a gentle human.
Eva's PR played down the incident, joking: "She's got a hard head.
But I don't believe there is any protection against a hard head.
You need a quick mind, a hard head, a strong stomach, a warm smile and a cold eye" - Sir Christopher Meyer, Britain's former ambassador to the United States, on the attributes required by a US ambassador in London.
I don't deal with any of those" Broadcaster Clare Balding "You need a quick mind, a hard head, a strong stomach, a warm smile and a cold eye" Sir Christopher Meyer, Britain's former Ambassador to the United States, on the attributes required by a US Ambassador in London "When you are born with a 10ft long face, you don't get hero roles" Self-deprecating actor Richard E Grant, above, who believes he is perpetually consigned to playing villains
Johnson - writer, poet, and sole author of the first dictionary of the English language - was huge, ungainly and thoroughly lovable; truly a man with a hard head and a soft heart.
A good diplomat has a quick mind, a hard head, a strong stomach, a warm smile and a cold eye" - Sir Christopher Meyer, former British ambassador in Washington.
Orlando Bloom plays South London milkman Jimmy Connelly, who has been drinking three pints a day since he was little and has really strong bones -and an incredibly hard head.
When Pete Rose's plea for reinstatement continues to be rejected and his name is left off baseball's Hall of Fame ballot, when he never again gets the opportunity to stand before millions of TV viewers and at least show remorse for the betting sins he insists he never committed, when he's never able to step into a major-league park to be gloriously cheered by thousands of forgiving fans who want to believe him, he can scratch that hard head of his and continue to try to figure out how life works.