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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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Whether a new, or early-stage small company looking to raise start-up finance or a more established business seeking larger sums to finance growth, the new no-nonsense guides to finance from Business Link can point all businesses in the right direction.
The No-Nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade, Gideon Burrows, New Internationalist Publications and Between the Lines, Toronto, 2002, 144 pp.
Chris Brazier, The No-Nonsense Guide to World History (Toronto: New Internationalist Publications and Between the Lines, 2001)
com, for "factual, no-nonsense information about the tension between liberty and security during wartime.
It's great to read a book with a no-nonsense message.
As a student in Dusseldorf, Bocklin learned to record what was before his eyes, to give trees and family members the same no-nonsense treatment, but he soon grew dissatisfied with the mere reality embraced by so many artists of his generation and began to populate his landscapes with aliens from a remote Mediterranean world.
ACM's No-Nonsense Guide to Computing Careers, to be published in January 1992, is a travel guide, helping the reader identify appropriate destinations, learn what skills are necessary to reach those places, and think about the consequences of choosing a particular destination.
Relationship expert and noted "Bad Boy" Steve Santagati offers his no-nonsense, self-tested, dating tips for Valentine's Day and throughout the year.
Winning or Losing the Financial & Retirement Race stands out because it presents its wisdom in plain and simple, no-nonsense terms that even a financial novice can readily grasp.
Written in plain, no-nonsense terms, Getting To Scale is emphatically recommended for anyone scaling up the size of the business--whether simply opening a second storefront, taking the step to incorporate, or going global.
Living With Diabetes: A Guide for Patients and Parents is a no-nonsense guide written especially for lay readers, that takes the confusion out of what diabetes is and how best to treat it and live with it.
Spearheading the official NYPD investigation is Vinny's competent, no-nonsense girlfriend.
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Back again, hosting this second series, is the no-nonsense Ruby Wax, who shoots from the lip like her counterpart Anne Robinson but with considerably less pantomime villain staging.