In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- For hard-headed realism, the international is a domain of power, mistrust and recurrence of conflict.
- Good to see youth justice in the charge of such a hard-headed realist.
- This Chancellor has a hard-headed and realistic approach to financial management.
- She's just a hard-headed, practical girl, sharp enough to see how much trouble she's in, but not sharp enough to do a whole lot about it.
- The cult of hard-headed routine and practicality, as expressed here, was often just another form of romanticism, and by no means always the most effective.
- This is a kind of huge practicality, a hard-headed balancing act.
- Even the most hard-headed realist must shudder at the thought of a world without music.
- One thing is sure, the festival of the future will have a more commercial and hard-headed business edge to it and will seek to capitalise much more on the brand name, Rose of Tralee.
- Too hard-headed a businessman to buy into the whole Field of Dreams scenario, he is nevertheless driven by a vision which he knows is shared by many people.
- It radiates hard-headed realism, icy egoism and unsentimental calculation.
- I don't think many people are aware quite how much theatre design is a hard-headed practical matter.
- I've come to cherish the hard-headed practicality of the hero's wife in Henry Handel Richardson's The Fortunes of Richard Mahony.
- He was also hard-headed enough to realise that being on the stock market did the club no favours, so he delisted it, putting himself out of a job.
- Scots have a reputation for being hard-headed, realistic folk, bearing perhaps some similarity to the people of Yorkshire.
- But hard-headed businessmen don't blow thousands on these events for nothing.
- Their ambition to succeed seems to be matched only by their hard-headed realism about selling and how to do it.
- But then they also know that I'm in favor of it for hard-headed, realistic reasons.
- A shrewd, hard-headed businessman typical of his age, he speedily restored abbey finances after years of mismanagement.
- Some might say this proves that no matter how hard-headed you are in business, the heart is not so clever.
- While many people might imagine the writer's life is one of poetry and romance, Ms Traviss took a very practical and hard-headed approach to the project.
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