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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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Genova has been in the automotive industry for more than four decades and has licensed his "no nonsense" sales philosophy.
Watts believes the No Nonsense Nurturing approach allows Charlotte-area schools to create consistent expectations for how students should behave in the classroom.
No Nonsense Nurturing also trains teachers to set high expectations for students by only praising excellent effort.
Barbara Stengel, an education professor at Vanderbilt University, thinks No Nonsense Nurturing is more about student compliance than engagement.
A common complaint among teachers is that the No Nonsense Nurturing approach feels robotic at times.
Rectory Foods' No Nonsense brand was launched in September this year with fresh, 100% chicken fillets being the first product in the portfolio.
For 90 days, the SmartDriver device will help No Nonsense build a picture of your driving' behaviour.
No Nonsense will not focus on minor or isolated incidents - the idea is to assess your driving' behaviour and calculate your score.
No Nonsense arrives fully calibrated, presented in 10kg cartons, containing 4 x 2.5kg trays of chicken.
Carl Scothorne, Sales Director at Rectory Foods designed and developed the concept of the new No Nonsense range.
"We developed the No Nonsense range in response to industry demand for a quality, cost-effective, fresh chicken product.
Beer drinkers have voted me Britain's Best No Nonsense Journalist.
Especially as other No Nonsense winners include Catherine Zeta Jones, Mo Mowlam and the Manic Street Preachers.