adjective, tough·er, tough·est.
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Idioms for tough
Origin of tough
OTHER WORDS FROM tough
Example sentences from the Web for tough
Here are the places where the company is fighting its toughest challenges to its services as well as its reputation.
By the end of the night, even the toughest guys are having the greatest time.
Stand-up comedian Adam Newman encountered one of the toughest rooms any comic could work over the weekend.
Good luck getting in, this may prove to be the toughest seat in Dallas restaurant history.
The toughest call here is, of course, exactly what help to provide.
When God gives us wills like iron we can drive through difficulties as the iron share cuts through the toughest soil.My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year|John Henry Jowett
Then there was the pump house; for even the toughest of old “salts” must have fresh water.Killykinick|Mary T. Waggaman
We agree on time limits, tough work requirements, and the toughest possible child support enforcement.
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What I see is that he's up against about the toughest proposition I've ever known.T. Tembarom|Frances Hodgson Burnett
British Dictionary definitions for tough
Derived forms of toughtoughish, adjectivetoughly, adverb
Word Origin for tough
Idioms and Phrases with tough
In addition to the idioms beginning with tough
- tough break
- tough it out
- tough nut
- tough row to hoe
- tough sledding
- get tough
- gut (tough) it out
- hang tough
- hard (tough) act to follow
- hard (tough) nut to crack