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toughie

noun [C] uk   /ˈtʌf.i/ informal us  

toughie noun [C] (DIFFICULT THING)

a difficult question or problem: That last question was a real toughie.

toughie noun [C] (PERSON)

mainly US or old-fashioned informal a violent person a strong person who is not easily made weaker or defeated
Translations of “toughie”
in Chinese (Traditional) 困難的東西, 難題…
in Chinese (Simplified) 困难的东西, 难题…
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