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English definition of “tough”

tough

adjective (UNLUCKY)    /tʌf/
C2 informal unlucky : "I've been told I've got to work late today because I'm very behind on my work ." "Oh, tough luck !" It's tough on Geoff that he's going to miss the party .Good luck and bad luck informal sometimes used to show that you have no sympathy for someone's problems or difficulties : "I don't have any money left ." "Well, (that's just) tough - you shouldn't have spent it all on cigarettes ."Expressions meaning 'it isn't important to me'
(Definition of tough adjective (UNLUCKY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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