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tough customer

noun

a difficult person to deal with

Examples

Teenage girls can be tough customers for their parents.

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tough cookie

noun phrase
  1. tough guy
  2. A stubborn and durable person: He's a tough cookie. He isn't going to talk, threats or no threats (1928+)

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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