case-hardened


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Adj.1.case-hardened - used of persons; emotionally hardened; "faced a case-hardened judge"
hard - dispassionate; "took a hard look"; "a hard bargainer";
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case-hardened

[ˈkeɪsˌhɑːdnd] ADJ (Tech) → cementado (fig) [person] → insensible, poco compasivo

case-hardened

[ˈkeɪsˈhɑːdnd] adj (Tech) → cementato/a (fig) → indurito/a dall'esperienza
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Otto was already one of those drifting, case-hardened labourers who never marry or have children of their own.
"I'll be case-hardened by that time," was his reply.
"Since you are not yet case-hardened, tell me what you think right now about the general editorial policy."
You can tell at a glance the difference between the old hand and the novice; between the case-hardened man who has been used to shift and struggle for years and the poor devil of a beginner striving to hide his misery, and in a constant agony of fear lest he should be found out.
Not only was he gambling as he had never gambled before, but he was gambling at the biggest table in the world and for stakes so large that even the case-hardened habitues of that table were compelled to sit up.
"I ought to be more case-hardened after my Afghan experiences.
Luckily the boy was case-hardened, and would have smoked a small lime-kiln if anybody had treated him with it.
I have been so much buffeted about in war and by sea that I am case-hardened, and this too may go with the rest.
Stabilicers Originals have 34 case-hardened cleats that bite into ice, snow and soft surfaces.
Originally estimated at between $50,000 to $70,000, this rare 3V2-inch-barreled blued and case-hardened .38 retains virtually all of its original finish.
It comes in a historically accurate blued finish with a color case-hardened frame, brass triggerguard and backstrap, and one-piece varnished, walnut stock.