tough out


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

tough something out

to carry on with something despite difficulties or setbacks. Sorry, you'll just have to tough it out. I think I can tough this job out for another month.
See also: out, tough

tough out

v.
To endure something despite hardship; get through something: The researchers toughed out another winter in the Arctic. I wanted to leave the military academy as soon as possible, but I decided to tough it out until the end of the semester.
See also: out, tough
References in periodicals archive ?
He had more tough outs and still scored a lot of runs and played well.
We believe that this philosophy has made tough outs out of everyone in our batting order.
One through nine, we're a bunch of guys who are tough outs.
They can hit, and they're tough outs, and very unforgiving when you make mistakes.
Jumping Joel: As if the rest of the GSAC's baseball teams didn't already have plenty of tough outs in the Mustangs' lineup, senior right fielder Joel Ralston has emerged as an underrated hitter.
No one was shocked, however, when he made several tough outs in the field look routine.
Sean Foster, Luke Cressman and Zac King have also been tough outs in the 7-8-9 spots.
There are tough outs up and down the lineup, with the 3-7 spots a nightmare matchup in 2B Shaun Larkin (.