Definition of hard pass in English:

hard pass

noun

informal US
  • 1A firm rejection or dismissal.

    • ‘I am concerned that audiences might give the film a hard pass’
    • ‘it can be hard to know which trends deserve a hard pass’
    1. 1.1Something regarded as deserving of firm rejection or dismissal.
      • ‘lab-grown meat is seen by many as a hard pass’

exclamation

informal US
  • Used to express firm rejection or dismissal.

    • ‘$150? Hard pass!’