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get-tough

[ get-tuhf ]
/ ˈgɛtˈtʌf /
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adjective

characterized by firmness, determination, aggressiveness, or severity: a get-tough policy.

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Nearby words

get with it, get-at-able, get-go, get-out, get-together, get-tough, get-up, get-up-and-go, get-well, geta, getafe

Origin of get-tough

First recorded in 1955–60
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for get-tough

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

    A Question for Gun Control Liberals|David Frum|January 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST