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the hard stuff

1. Strong alcohol, especially strong liquor. No, I don't want a wine spritzer. I want the hard stuff!
2. By humorous extension, the most intense variety of a certain thing. Don't try to give me any of those mild salsas, let's start with the hard stuff—ghost pepper hot sauce.
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the ˈhard stuff

(informal) strong alcoholic drinks like whisky, brandy, etc: a drop of the hard stuff
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References in classic literature ?
I think it's made of some hard stuff, that may snap, but can't break.
Juby has the wonderful ability to create truly likeable characters going through some seriously hard stuff, while keeping it light enough with off-the-wall humour and a bit of romance.
And the Tartan Army had the cigars out in Vilnius along with a drop of the hard stuff to toast an encouraging away victory.
It's just been ticking over really, and now I'm getting back in and getting the hard stuff out of the way.
But after showing his fastball early, Darvish went to the off-speed pitches against a lineup known to feast on the hard stuff.
This is hard stuff for a museum to handle, but it remains vital to try.
But Sidney (James Norton) is firmly on the hard stuff.
We have to show our mettle in the hard stuff, which is planning for nation-building, she said.
Not complete with a shot of the hard stuff, these bottles are hand-crafted (hence the eye-wincing price, but we like to think of it like art - art that gets you tipsy).
DROP OF THE HARD STUFF Bruce and Carver (right) will be animated on the touchline today
Hard stuff to deal with, Noah, but I did deal with it.
I assumed this meant boats leaving the Clyde to take the hard stuff up the Hudson in dead of night a sort of Para Handy meets Al Capone situation.
You're paying people like me and the guys in the labs to figure out the hard stuff," he says.
Paul warns the dog: "This cheese business has got to stop, started on Philly, and then progressed to cheddar and then the hard stuff, that blue stinky stuff from France.
But this is hard stuff," Obama told a news conference, adding that Russia had been very cooperative in the post-bombing probe.