hard-fisted  {adj.}
1. Able to do hard physical labor; strong.
Jack's uncle was a hard-fisted truck driver with muscles of steel.
2. Not gentle or easy-going; tough; stern.
The new teacher was a hard-fisted woman who would allow no nonsense.
3. Stingy or mean; not generous with money.
The hard-fisted banker refused to lend Mr. Jones more money for his business.
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