hard-and-fast

[ hahrd-n-fast, -fahst ]SEE DEFINITION OF hard-and-fast
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They refuse to accept the hard-and-fast rules that are laid down for them.

This is not a hard-and-fast rule, but one which usually it is safe to follow.

She taught me to dance against and around the hard-and-fast beat of the music.

A matter with which, by hard-and-fast agreement, she has absolutely nothing to do!

So I bound myself by a hard-and-fast contract so that I could not escape.

You are too big, too comprehending, Mr. Hodder, to have a hard-and-fast rule.

Yet one must be cautious in accepting any hard-and-fast classification.

No hard-and-fast rule for the apportioning of taxes can be laid down.

No hard-and-fast rule can be given to govern this progression.

Such a hard-and-fast rule as this cannot prevail, perhaps, in every household.

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