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Playing hardball often works in insurance, but it has drawbacks elsewhere.
They did not initiate this game of hardball, they say, but they are happy to play it.
His fervent pursuit of hardball education continues to complement his raw gifts.
In order to get him to relent, the publisher had to both pay a premium price and play a little hardball.
The hardball approach of his defenders is in large part a reflex of this loss of prestige and authority.
It seems curious that all the focus has been on the throwing of the bat, and not the throwing of the errant hardball instead.
But it's during the commercial break that the real hardball begins.
Lewis was sweet and politic, but he could play hardball.
There are effective ways to confront the skeptics, but you have to realize these guys are playing hardball.
He is seen as a scrappy, tough trader type who knows how to play hardball in the often brutal world of distressed debt.
In their wisdom, they withheld all the wages of their crews for an entire year, a hardball move if ever there was one.
To keep her job, she had to play hardball and make ethical compromises, including accepting insider help from her ex.
Hey, it's hardball but it's legal, and it works-it shuts down the opposition.
They accept the notion that the ends justify the means-that hardball politics is a moral necessity.
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