tough cookies

tough cookies

An interjection indicating that one has no sympathy for the situation another person is in or how that person feels about it. Sam: "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!" Dad: "Well, tough cookies! You should be thankful to have a car at all!" A: "Ugh, I feel so horrible this morning." B: "Tough cookies. If you want to drink yourself silly, then that's the price you pay."
See also: cooky, tough

tough cookies

verb
See also: cooky, tough
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If you are bound and determined to reach your goal, you have to roll up your sleeves and do whatever it takes," says O'Malley, author of the book " Tough Cookies Don't Crumble: Turn Set-Backs into Success " (Indie Books International, 2015).
He said the England team is tough cookies but Pakistan knows they would have to go extra miles to clinch victory.
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But - tough cookies for the rest of you - we haven't yet been able to convince them to open a shop and work tirelessly to provide those sweet circles to the masses.
I've worked with some pretty tough cookies, but she's one that I would put at the far extreme.
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Gravesend are proving tough cookies to crack at the moment and although they rode their luck to win at Chester in the Cup, the Fleet are simply too big at Stan James's 6-1 to repeat the trick at Barnet.
But these tough cookies never let their heads hang low for long.