(as) tough as old boots Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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(as) tough as old boots

UK very ​strong, and not ​easily made ​weaker: He might be in his ​eighties but he's tough as ​oldboots, that man. (US also (as) tough as shoe leather) informal Tough ​food is very ​difficult to ​cut or ​eat.
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