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1béisbol masculineto play hardball — ser implacable / despiadado informal
- ‘They play hardball, we play softball,’ Gore campaign manager Donna Brazile added.
- If Jackson plays hardball, he will point to the massive contracts that defensive tackles are pulling down.
- If she wanted to play hardball, then he was game.
- This was interpreted by most as a reality check, a warning that to play hardball with the contractors could be counterproductive.
- Still, it wasn't hard to grasp the meeting's big theme, a bitter game of hardball between the haves and have-nots.
- But Angelos, one of the nation's leading labor attorneys, protracts most of his baseball negotiations, playing hardball with employees who can pursue better options.
- We don't want our politicians to play the same game of hardball that our opponents play but whine and wring our hands when they win using those tactics.
- Unions engaged in contract negotiations say the company is playing hardball by trying to reduce benefits.
- So far, Bloomberg has played a spectacular game of political hardball with the union.
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