||using much pressure to sell, trying hard to convince the customer
to buy, soft sell
||He was giving us the hard sell. He almost forced us to sign the contract.
||skill that can be measured, track record
||I think we should offer the position to Linda. Look at the
hard skills listed on her resume!
||(See hard liquor)
||a time of poverty and drought and famine
||We endured hard times in the 1930s. We were all poor.
|hard to believe
||not easy to believe, difficult to believe
||It's hard to believe that you're a grandfather. You look so young.
|hard to get
||(See play hard to get)
|hard to swallow
||hard to accept, hard to take
||She said, "He has custody of the children. It's hard to swallow."
|hard to take
||difficult to tolerate, hard to swallow
||Her cruel words hurt me. Her sarcasm is hard to take.
||poor, unable to pay, in the poorhouse
||After the war, our family was so hard up we couldn't buy meat.
||computer machines and accessories
||The printer is an important part of your computer hardware.