Hard-line meaning

A firm, uncompromising policy or position.
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Characterized by an aggressive, unyielding position in politics, foreign policy, etc.
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(business) A retail product collection consisting primarily of hardware targeting the do-it-yourself customer.
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(business) A retail product collection which includes many non-information goods, such as home appliances, housewares, sporting goods, in addition to the DIY hardware which is the focus of the first definition, above.
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Uncompromising; rigidly holding to a set of beliefs.
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(business) Belonging to a hardline (business noun sense); e.g. "hardline product"
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Alternative spelling of hardline.
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Origin of hard-line

hard + line The term does not appear in either the 1913 or 1838 versions of Webster's Dictionary (confirmed at the ARTFL Project).