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hard/tough cheese!

UK informal Australian English also stiff cheese!
something that you say to indicate that you have no sympathy for someone or cannot do anything to help them: This is the only food we have left, and if you don't like it, hard cheese.
(Definition of hard/tough cheese! from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hard/tough cheese!”
in Chinese (Simplified) (表示不同情)抱歉啦!真倒霉!…
in Chinese (Traditional) (表示不同情)抱歉啦!真倒楣!…
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