Meaning of “tough love” in the English Dictionary

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"tough love" in Business English

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tough lovenoun [ U ]

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a way of dealing with someone who has a problem in which you do not show a lot of kindness so that they try to solve it themselves:

His approach to management is often described as "tough love" or "no nonsense".

(Definition of “tough love” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)