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1. mod. fermented, as with cider. (see also hard liquor.) This juice got hard. What shall I do with it?
2. mod. having to do with an addictive drug. (Compare this with soft.) Hard drugs are easier to get than ever before.
3. mod. tough. (Akin to hardhearted; hard as nails.) Only the hard guys get through basic training.
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Aberdeen, a base for the North Sea oil and gas industry in which a significant number of Teessiders work, could be hardest hit by either a soft or hard Brexit the report adds.
To coincide with the rollout of the Hardest Working Collection, Old Spice also reintroduced the brand's 1-800-PROVE-IT money-back guarantee, which provides men using the products a full refund by calling the number if they are not satisfied.
To find the Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities, approximately 400 metropolitan census areas in the United States and Canada in 11 different data categories were reviewed.
Jockey Eliluis Vaz, who had ridden Hardest Core to both previous victories this term, is based at Parx in Philadelphia.
Sarah Hall, 36, from Whitley Bay, a PR consultant, said: "I think the hardest part will be the day after when you're feeling sore and you have to go back to work
There's no doubt in my mind that boxing really is "the hardest sport in the world".
Steve Winyard, co-chair of the Hardest Hit coalition, passed on the crushingly bad news for more than 600,000 disabled people.
I know I've got a few more months of chemotherapy but I think that the hardest bit is over and now I just need to wait for the result to be positive.
We wanted to beat the game when it was hard, at the hardest point possible.
It was the hardest lesson but, ultimately, a good one.
He said: "It is the hardest run-in, but teams playing us between now and the end of the season know we have to try and get three points.
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Clever thinking by the organisers to invite heavy metal band Evile to officially open it as it will immediately mean more to that group of people it can be hardest to reach .
The soaring cost of food combined with rocketing fuel and travel prices is hitting the poor and elderly hardest.
Somewhere between those extremes, he thought, must be the hardest possible set-up for the straight-in shot.