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  • n. Plural form of toughie.
  • n. Plural form of toughy.


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  • I have never been in a position to have to defend my wife like that, but once I was in DC and found myself in the midst of a scene where two "toughies" were harassing three beautiful young women of South Asian descent.


  • Merchants, sharing that parking lot, and the Gas station across the street, know they have some "toughies" in that area ...

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  • How's a newcomer to know that, though? flaming nora, what do you do for a living?! are you living in some narnia world where you are served tea by fawns or summit if a forum makes you tough?!?! having said that, a number of internet warrior "toughies" probably got a semi reading your post.!

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  • To the Editor: The "toughies" discussed by Ron Lieber ( "'Daddy, Are We Rich?' and Other - Business News

  • The Scarlet Knights have a shot at being this season's Connecticut—they're 2-0 in Big East play after surprisingly burying Pittsburgh Saturday, and they get all of the conference toughies West Virginia, South Florida and Cincinnati at home.

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  • Glennie said: “‘… the speakers have a personal commitment to the communication …’ The toughest of all the toughies?”.

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  • The amazing thing about today's Dizzee Rascal is how at ease the once surly delinquent seems in all sorts of company, be it the toughies at the gym, working the crowd at Glastonbury, winning a Brit in a tux, or joshing with Prince Harry (and threatening to punch him in the face in the process).

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  • Ever hear people complain about how there is no SF—not fantasy, but SF for girls—and how are they supposed to want to grow up to be astronauts and engineers and li'l toughies and whatnot?

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  • Your generation was one of the last of the toughies - i.e. pre penicillin.

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  • Dallas has collected some big, young toughies: Pat McQuistan (from last year's crop) and draftees Doug Free and James Marten.

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