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The German right wing covered the most ground and met perhaps the toughest of the fighting.
The toughest part of it is that you got the job for me—and I had to fall down.
Getting that fight started in time, after you first showed up—oh, sure, we spotted you—was the toughest job I ever did!
It'll be the toughest sleddin' that we ever went up against.
He who came of the toughest stock and might have looked to live almost a century, died when it was half spent.
Old English toh "difficult to break or chew," from Proto-Germanic *tankhuz (cf. Middle Low German tege, Middle Dutch taey, Dutch taai, Old High German zach, German zäh). See rough for spelling change.
Figurative sense of "strenuous, difficult, hard to beat" is first recorded c.1200; that of "hard to do, trying, laborious" is from 1610s. Verb tough it "endure the experience" is first recorded 1830, American English. Tough guy first recorded 1932. Tough-minded first recorded 1907 in William James. Tough luck first recorded 1912; tough shit is from 1946.
"street ruffian," 1866, American English, from tough (adj.).
Having to do with sensitivity training and other such goings-on where people touch and feel each other: They're all part of the touchie-feelie movement/ It's not going to be a touchy-feely thing (1970s+)