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hard line

A firm, uncompromising policy or position. For example, The President was taking a hard line on the budget. [c. 1960]
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The European Banking Authority (EBA) has taken a hard line on the regulation of the Bitcoin.
Signs of a hard line in Beijing were also apparent in the controversy over China's new e- passports, which depicted large chunks of Indian territory as parts of China.
Ira Mellman, a Los Angeles-based spokesman for the Federation for Immigration Reform that advocates a hard line on illegal immigrants, said he doesn't think politicians' family stories change any minds.
The exchanges were heated in this final hearing and Microsoft continued to maintain a hard line of conceding nothing.
It goes without saying that our first priority has to be safety, and so in the case of weapons we must take a hard line.
Tate took a similar hard line in an interview with Human Events, the conservative weekly.
Now, however, it appears the Internal Revenue Service is taking a hard line with hedging transactions and will regard all hedging losses as capital in nature, even when the taxpayer is hedging inventory.
Now the executive committee of JOIDES (Joint Oceanographic Institutions Deep Earth Sampling), which oversees ODP, is taking a hard line with the UK.
MSI's core expertise involves explosive containment systems, ballistic hard line protection, explosive & drug detection and perimeter intrusion/detection systems.
Thousand Oaks (23-6) appeared to have a hit in the fourth when Genna Allen hit a hard line drive to center.
Previously, the Tax Court had taken a hard line on what constituted a taxpayer's principal place of business.
Hospital administration is taking a hard line in labor negotiations over health care coverage for a nursing staff that has consistently won national awards for nursing excellence in patient care.
While some applauded Cardenas' hard line against new alcohol outlets in his district, others suggested that having a major retailer like Target competing against - and possibly driving out - small liquor stores that attract vagrants and crime could benefit the community.
IT'S great that the Los Angeles City Council is taking a hard line against employees who are convicted of workers' compensation fraud by banishing them from the city's employment rolls.
This arbitrary hard line would also impair the ability of the regulator and market players to adapt to changing markets," Mansell explained.