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Meaning of toughie

tough•ie

Pronunciation: (tuf'ē), [key]
— n. Informal.
  1. a tough person, esp. one who is belligerent.
  2. a difficult problem or situation: That math test was a real toughie!
  3. a harsh or blunt book, movie, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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