He comes on like an honorable fellow, and in some ways he is, but he's also an unreasonable hard-ass
, like the Great Santini with a touch of King Lear.
Every month in our industry some guy known for decades as a hard-ass
confesses to giving up the macho .
He's a hard-ass
, definitely," cornerback Arrion Springs said.
Synopsis: Ron McCallister's job is to be a hard-ass
, to keep unwelcome degenerates out of Starlet's Alley.
I expected hard-ass
, flexed andbuffed, spiky heels and silicon smile - a sinew of efficiency and hard ambition in a sharply tailored suit.
I can be a hard-ass
, a bad-ass and I can also be very emotional and connected.
This cemented her reputation as the kind of hard-ass
, win-at-all-costs competitor that I found impossible to fathom.
Staid Bernice Stokes becomes a hard-ass
parole officer, while precocious Fontayne Gamble does drugs, does time and ends up on parole, though not initially under Bernice.
Jimmy, who also starred alongside Tam Dean Burn in A Satire of the Three Estates staged in the grounds of Linlithgow Palace earlier this year, said: "I'm the sympathetic one but in the past he's been quite hard-ass
Memorably silk-screening the image of a wall onto aluminum, Noland intended the motif to function as the ultimate freeze-out, a hard-ass
end of the road.
Make no mistake, he's a hard-ass
but, as the cleverly-woven story develops, the truer nature of Niko's character emerges.
And if he has to be a hard-ass
to call attention to the untenable nature of the status quo, then so be it.