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toughie

[tuhf-ee] /ˈtʌf i/
noun, Informal.
1.
a tough person, especially one who is belligerent.
2.
a difficult problem or situation:
That math test was a real toughie!
3.
a harsh or blunt book, movie, etc.
Also, toughy.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; tough + -ie
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tough customer

noun phrase

A difficult person to deal with: known as a tough customer


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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