the hard stuff


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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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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 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
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.
Yes a lot has been done but the hard stuff is only getting started and it is taking too long, and too much of it is driven by the regulator.
Midtown doc Arnold Washton, who treated addiction for 35 years, said Sheen could be off the hard stuff but still seem high.
Now that we have the hard stuff solved what is actually a long or short range?
As country goes, this is definitely a drop of the hard stuff.
Alcoholics generally struggle to keep off the hard stuff and temptation over holiday periods can sometimes just be too much, resulting in relapses.
I feel like killin some 1 need to stay off the hard stuff.