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hang tough

To maintain one's determination in a difficult situation. Hang tough—don't let anyone in the company discount your ideas.
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hang tough (on something)

Sl. to stick to one's position (on something). I decided I'd hang tough on it. I tend to give in too easy. Yes, just hang tough.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

hang tough

Remain firmly resolved, as in We're going to hang tough on this point and not give in. This slangy idiom uses tough in the sense of "aggressively unyielding," a usage dating from the first half of the 1900s.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

hang tough

AMERICAN, JOURNALISM
COMMON If you hang tough, you continue to fight or compete strongly for something and refuse to accept defeat. Sizemore and Traeger hung tough in the second set to clinch the victory at 5-2. The White House is hanging tough for a good agreement.
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hang tough

be or remain inflexible or firmly resolved. North American informal
1992 Randall Kenan Let the Dead Bury their Dead Obviously, he intended to hang tough at first, but apparently Miss Jesse's psychic bullwhip lashed out and snap-crackled his brain.
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hang ˈtough

(American English) be determined and refuse to change your attitude or ideas: Employees are being urged to hang tough and continue negotiations with management.
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hang tough

verb
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