One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a hard-headed businessman’
unsentimental, practical, pragmatic, businesslike, realistic, sensible, rational, tough, clear-thinking, cool-headed, hard-bitten, down-to-earth, matter-of-fact, no-nonsense, with both feet on the ground, with one's feet on the ground
shrewd, astute, sharp, sharp-witted
informal hard-nosed, hard-boiled
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