To approach a problem, obstacle, or challenge with supreme confidence of success through a commitment to use all facilities available to one's self to achieve a goal.

The term has etymological roots in the basketball parlance that describes an attempt to score in the crowded and highly contested area directly under and immediately adjacent to the raised hoop on a basketball court, or "painted" area. Shot attempts in this area are traditionally only successful when made with a strong conviction to score, skill, overpowering strength, or a combination thereof (i.d. "going hard").
When we saw Dason had put on his best suit and matching Tag Heuer timepiece, we knew he going hard in the paint to his job interview that afternoon.
by g0dfinger March 30, 2009
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of dirty south origin, to go hard in the paint is to get crunk in your ride and just chill on the block.
by Chris February 21, 2003
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this is what the crankboyz in north east ohio do when they are making/selling meth. it is used by the people that stay awake for days, chasing the money.
dealer- what day is it? clucker- its friday dealer-damn i been going hard in the paint for 7 days, i thought it was tuesday!
by crankkboy September 9, 2010
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To get krunk in yo whip, && ; go hard on demand haters :
riding n the car banging tha music hella loud mean muggin da haters therefore yuan going "HARD IN THE PAINT" =
by Jayjay to classiee August 10, 2010
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In the Texas prison system, many convicts are housed in dormitory style housing blocks while awaiting transfer to their "assigned" unit for the duration of their stay, or after they've earned the right to be housed with the extra freedom of movement and in the general population. Within those dorm-style housing units are fire/emergency exit doors with 4-6 foot square outlines painted on the floor in yellow directly in front of the door, both inside and out (outer being a secured area referred to as a "sally-port"). In some of the facilities with these dorms, the exit door is actually out of sight from the closed circuit TV cameras inside the dorm constantly monitoring the inhabitants. When "called/called out" to the paint by another convict, one should go hard with survival as the utmost concern, as one never knows what the opponent is capable of doing. Successful convicts more often than not, run off instinctual survival methods (break bones, incapacitate) in order to end the confrontation as quickly as possible without getting hurt and not be observed by the correctional officers charged with their well being.
Going "Hard In The Paint", can become a natural state among those whose survival instinct has become necessary in order to evolve in a violence driven environment.
by Inkompatible January 14, 2014
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(verb) To have sexual intercourse with your girlfriend/wife/significant other while she is on her period. "Hard" being the state of the penis and "In The Paint" referring to the red-ish period blood of the female.
J: Yo man, let me tell you about last night!

Bob: What happened bro??!!

J: I totally went Hard In The Paint with Rebekah! It was by far the slickest ride I've ever took in the Gentlemen's Pleasure Garden!
by alaskarattlesnake August 9, 2010
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