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no nonsense

adjective Totally serious; with no tricks or deceit. Hyphenated before a noun. The new manager is very no nonsense in how he deals with customer complaints. We're going to start adopting a no-nonsense approach to the problem.
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no nonsense

without any tricks, deceit, or wasting of time. (Hyphenated before nominals.) Let's have no nonsense while we are rehearsing the presentation! Elton is a no-nonsense kind of guy.
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