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Meaning of hard case

hard' case'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a rough, hard-bitten person.

hard-case

Pronunciation: (härd'kās"), [key]
— adj.
  1. rough and hard-bitten: hard-case juvenile delinquents.
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