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get-tough

[ get-tuhf ]

adjective

  1. characterized by firmness, determination, aggressiveness, or severity:

    a get-tough policy.



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Word History and Origins

Origin of get-tough1

First recorded in 1955–60

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Example Sentences

Seriously, how otherwise do you imagine that get-tough rules on illegal handguns would ever be enforced?

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