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that's tough

Used to indicate recalcitrance or noncompliance with a complaint or demand.
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IF I WEREN'T INVOLVED IN FOOD: That's tough -- I'm just so deep in it.
And with 15 expansion slots that can be populated with virtually any combination of peripheral cards, a Celeron or dual Pentium III based System 4 offers a powerful, cost-effective solution that's tough to match.
And I thought, God, that's tough, to get married under those circumstances.
That's tough, because seeds and insects are few and far between.
It's not a thing that's tough only on minorities; its tough on everybody, period, because it is such a treasured and valued commodity.
Our philosophy is to promote from within where possible, and that's tough when you're in a recession.
The military-grade monitor is totally sealed and water-tight, encased in a one-piece aluminum die casting and a polycarbonate screen shield that's tough enough to withstand hammer blows, says Bartholomew.
The Kid-Tough[TM] Digital Camera is the first preschool appropriate digital camera that's tough enough and easy enough for a preschooler to use.
Speaking exclusively to the Irish Mirror, she revealed: "We live out in the country and I don't drive so I'm relying on my husband to take me to all my hospital and GP appointments and that means he's always swapping shifts and that's tough.
Last year we were the ones who had the ground to make up and that's tough because you are not in control.
The TV pundit added: "He'll decide whether he wants a full-time job with daily work, whereas with international football you get the players four or five days before a match and that's tough.
West Brom was our 50th game, which goes a little bit unnoticed - 50 professional games, and all the travelling involved as well, that's tough," he said.
But the Lancashire club are only prepared to offer Dowie (below) a deal until the end of the season - and that's tough for him to swallow.
Every game seems the exact same in this league and that's tough," said Quinn.
I'll do the same before the semi-final next week to keep him fresh because he's got a really hard draw - I know he's rightly seeded as a middle now but it means he's always going to be outside Jimmy Lollie when they meet, and that's tough.