hard rock n.
(US black) a tough person, both emotionally and physically.
|Men from the Boys (1967) 28: What’s all this about [...] upset stomach? According to my records you’re a typical hard rock.|
|Complete Guide to Gambling 681: Hard rock – 2. A gambler who refuses to lend money. 3. A player who is hard to beat.|
|Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (1969) 64: The hard rocks are hunkered down telling jokes about pussy.|
|‘Heartbeat’ [lyrics] That’s who I made it for, the hardrocks.|
|Tragic Magic 145: I’ve seen a change from the James Cagney days when you had to be hard rocks.|