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  1. hardballnoun

    a no-nonsense attitude in business or politics

    "they play hardball in the Senate"

  2. hardballnoun

    baseball as distinguished from softball


  1. hardballnoun

    In baseball, a type of ball and baseball game, as opposed to softball.

  2. hardballadjective

    Tough or ruthless behavior, especially in combat, politics or business.


  1. Hardball

    Hardball is a 2001 American dramedy film directed by Brian Robbins. It stars Keanu Reeves, Diane Lane and D. B. Sweeney. The screenplay by John Gatins is based on the book Hardball: A Season in the Projects by Daniel Coyle. The original music score is composed by Mark Isham. The film is known in some parts of the U.S. as Little Sluggers.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hardball in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hardball in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Hardball in a Sentence

  1. Jim Manley:

    I played a lot of hardball in my life, but I don't envy what the Clinton campaign is up against here. Trump himself has totally changed the political dynamic, what they can't afford to do is get in the gutter with the guy. He has absolutely no morals or scruples. Getting into the gutter with him is an absolute waste of time.

  2. Evan Thomas:

    Nixon's paranoia went up a great deal after he lost in 1960, partly because he felt the Kennedys had used dirty tricks to defeat him, he felt the Kennedys were better at dirty tricks than he was in 1960. And he was probably not wrong about that. The Kennedys played hardball. And [his brother] Bobby Kennedy was probably smarter about dirty tricks in 1960 than Richard Nixon was. I say that having written a biography of Bobby Kennedy.

  3. Eric Foner:

    They definitely played hardball.

  4. Marc Lasry:

    It’s hard to get hurt now in Puerto Rico, it’s more of a timing risk. Could someone come in and play massive hardball ? Yes, but that would sort of prolong the process. You can game-theory Puerto Rico.

  5. Abhishek Saxena:

    The current government will play hardball... I do not think any new approvals for China proposals will happen in a hurry.

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