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that's tough

slang An interjection indicating that one has no sympathy for the situation another person is in or how that person feels about it. A: "When you said I'd be getting a car for my birthday, I didn't think it would be some beat-up old van like this!" B: "Well, that's tough! You should be thankful to have a car at all!" A: "Ugh, I don't want to get up so early, I feel terrible." B: "That's tough! If you want to drink yourself silly, then that's the price you pay."
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that's tough

Used to indicate recalcitrance or noncompliance with a complaint or demand.
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a few We need and that's tough "We need five players in and that's going to be a tough task."
"I wouldn't necessarily say (we're winning away) with ease, but it's true that we've got a defensive unit that's tough to budge.
All rainbows are round, but seeing a full circle requires a viewing area with plenty of droplets in all directions; that's tough for people on the ground.
She also blasted ministers' "crazy" tax regime for taking too much from youngsters who find work, adding: "A welfare policy that's tough on young people has to be combined with incentives to work." Labour's Shadow Cabinet Office Minister Jon Ashworth said her comments were "deeply embarrassing" for the Prime Minister.
from Real Madrid, has not materialised, then that's tough on Suarez.
Now comes an album that's tough to like on first listen but which, like the best lovers, slowly seduces you over a delicious couple of weeks.
It's one thing playing as an attacking midfielder, seeing the whole pitch, but to then try and play as a lone striker with your back to goal and two big centre halves at your heels, that's tough.
The proper volleyball will, as always, make for compelling viewing, and if it's not erotic enough for some people that's tough luck.
Despite a wealth of information available about grafting, soil health, tree planting, and pruning, there's one major area of orchard management that's tough for any beginner to learn: confidence.
"(Mackintosh) got into a little rut today, he walked a bunch of guys, and that's tough. He was in the 100s (pitches) in the fifth inning, so that's tough.
That's tough. I'm excited about Nashville, about the Predators.
But surely that's tough? Either they support their party leadership or they don't.
"No one owns the shore and if businesses and homes there believe that people are trespassing then that's tough luck because they are not," he said.
That's tough to do," the New York Post quoted a source close to the singer as explaining her wobbliness.
We have Atherstone the following weekend away and that's tough but we shall face that one at the opportune time."