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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But now the hard stuff is out of the way, executives have finally found time for some light relief: inventing a self-driving golf ball.
Critique: With an ingenious plot that could easily be pulled from tomorrow's headlines, "The Hard Stuff" is an inherently riveting read from first page to last.
He added: "I've knocked the hard stuff on the head.
It still is and is known as the hard stuff for a reason: It's strong.
As for the hard stuff -- the impossible transition from villain to hero -- Lee achieves an uncanny vulnerability that hits home for grown-ups who can relate to feeling lonely or isolated on what's supposed to be the happiest day of the year.
Women like Marion did the hard stuff. The least we can do is get the easy stuff right.
SHOPPERS are paying through the nose for boozefree drinks that can cost more than three times as much as the hard stuff.
"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.
So far this year the region has hosted a sell-out gin festival as well popular beer and cider festivals and in a few weeks time attention will turn to the hard stuff with the Tynemouth Whisky Festival.
According to Crabbe, busy is avoidance--a way to put off the hard stuff'.
DROP OF THE HARD STUFF Bruce and Carver (right) will be animated on the touchline today
"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.'