[ UK /tˈʌfi/ ]
[ US /ˈtəfi/ ]
  1. an aggressive and violent young criminal
  2. a particularly difficult or baffling question or problem
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How To Use toughie In A Sentence

  • That's a toughie, or should have been, but isn't, because difficult issues, such as paternity suits, or a grown man in an elf costume wanting to play with other people's children, are brushed under the carpet.
  • When the going gets tough, you toughies really do get up - so make the extra effort this week to help others not fortunate enough to have been born Capricorns with some of your true grit, fortitude and soul support.
  • Personally I didn't think that toughie who used the back of his hand on me before I could talk was interested. SKORPION'S DEATH
  • That's a toughie - but here's one strong opinion of why each of the eight would win if it went toe-to-toe with the Bulldogs.
  • `Sweetie you're a toughie aren't you you think we can be all right? RANDOM ACTS OF SENSELESS VIOLENCE
  • College students are held in low esteem, thanks to commercial movies that regularly feature youth as toughies amid free-flowing booze, drugs, and gals.
  • So it does not make sense to solve a toughie and impress the examiner (which anyway will be a computer).
  • While we wondered at their street-corner, street-clothed hardiness a couple of other toughies turned up.
  • I may be an interior designer but I am a toughie - and that's part due to my Yorkshire background, I'm sure.
  • But some students cracked real toughies, too, without batting an eyelid.
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