tough call

tough call

a difficult judgment to make. It's a tough call, but I choose Fred and Mary. Sorry Tom and Carole. We're still undecided on whether to buy a place or rent—it's a tough call.
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Conclusion A tough call, but should win for a stable in form.
We're not afraid to make the tough call, but you've got to also look after Australian cricket in the right way and we've got to make sure we're doing the right things by the players both old and new.
To cope with the demands of caring for a tiny, dying baby, ensuring his heartbroken parents are fully supported and the ethics of organ donation for one so young are met is such a tough, tough call.
It would be a bloody tough call to do Top Gear without Jeremy Clarkson, that would be a bit of a daft idea" Presenter James May.
Such is the wealth of talent in Willie Mullins' yard, Ruby will have to make a tough call to his whereabouts on December 26.
The two centre-backs coped well with Andy Carroll last weekend and it's a tough call for the manager.
We made a tough call and we knew when we decided on the team there would be some fallout.
We made a tough call and we knew there would be some fallout from it, but it was vitriolic almost.
It was a tough call to pick out just two, but these were the most outstanding.
McCarthy recently gave Doyle the vote of confidence and admitted it was a tough call leaving him out at Molineux on Tuesday.
Summary: Warren Gatland says it was a tough call to pick James Hook over Stephen Jones to replace fly-half Rhys Priestland against France.
Come to think of it, it really isn't a tough call if safety is the priority--Capt.
It'll be a tough call in Marseille, but the French side's mix-and-match selection has given Dai Young's side a decent chance.
Smith (left) said: "It was a tough call to walk away from a club like Rangers.