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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.Difficult things and peoplePreventing and impeding

toughie noun [C] (PERSON)

mainly US or old-fashioned informal a violent personUnpleasant people in generalUnpleasant men a strong person who is not easily made weaker or defeatedPhysically strong and powerful
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