hard case definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- a rough or tough person
- one who is firmly established in bad habits
- a person in an unfortunate condition
hard case definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A tough, unsentimental person.
- A person who is persistently insolent or difficult to control.