Tough /ˈtʌf/ is an adjective.
Tough can mean difficult to do or to deal with. it can also describe a person who is physically or emotionally strong.
There are a few expression connected to this word that I thinka re interesting.
- Hang tough! > don't give up!
- He's as tough as nails. > he is strict and emotionally strong.
- she's a tough nut to crack.> it's hard to convince her.
- She's a tough cookie. > she is very resilient.
Who is the toughest cookie you know?