tough cheddar

tough cheddar

A phrase used when one is unsympathetic to someone who has suffered a hardship. If you slept through your alarm because you stayed up half the night, tough cheddar!
See also: Cheddar, tough
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Pilgrims Choice owner North Downs Dairy has reported solid full-year sales growth, but warned that the tough Cheddar market was making trading difficult.
So when they say: "We're considering closing down your local post office, and we're now consulting you to see what you think of that", what they actually mean is: "We're closing down your post office and you can blather all you like, it's going, tough cheddar, you can write in to complain if you want but it's a waste of a stamp, and you're going to be hard pushed to find somewhere to buy one of those soon.
When I complained, she was indignant - see, she was taking advantage of the cheaper electricity rate, wasn't she, and if it stopped me from sleeping, tough cheddar because she was on the night shift.
If it upsets you and your sister, well, tough Cheddar.
And tough cheddar if it upsets them indoors at the Palace.