from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal A thug; a tough.
- n. Informal A difficult problem.
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- n. Something that is tough, or difficult.
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- n. a particularly difficult or baffling question or problem
- n. an aggressive and violent young criminal
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You conclude, so it appears, that ANYONE who "appears vociferous" online is a "toughie" who
And she is the kind of toughie who could be a real Iron Lady type with the Russians and Iranians.
It's a toughie and the themes were way over my head back then.
Public parks are a toughie for a libertarian like me.
Cardellini, whose previous roles include another working class toughie, Samantha Taggart on ER, spent over a year and a half preparing for the role and is in virtually every frame of the film.
• And he's a toughie; so he'll take his friends where he can find them.
"When I get the assignments, I say, 'Oh my god, this is a toughie!'"
Her brother Athelstan received the German ambassador at Canterbury and, "extremely enthusiastic" about the proposed union, according to one German account, "took Eadgyth aside and spoke in a loving voice to her, pouring into her heart an affectionate portrait of the young Otto", then a 17-year-old toughie bred to war and already experienced in the Saxons 'savage campaign against Slavs and the Hungarians.
Think it'll be a toughie and, just to confirm, motorbikes, scooters etc do not qualify.
Deciding between Blair & Terry, both poor excuses for men must have been a toughie.