tough enoughIt's tough enough for those who stay.
tough timeI am having a tough time.’
how toughI don't think people have any idea how tough it has been for me.
have a toughIt will pay to have a tough template for cutting by scalpel, hot iron or roller-cutter.
really toughShe's really tough.
be toughBut once in the ring, I've got to be tough.’
get toughEven the police seem reluctant to get tough.
tough lifeP.P. It was a tough life, especially in wet weather.
very toughIt is very tough.
tough decisions‘There may have to be some tough decisions.
tough economicDespite the strictures imposed and the tough economic climate, William Grant
tough as oldNewcastle the league leaders looked as tough as old boots…
too toughIt needs to be used as soon as it is made, however, as it quickly becomes too tough to handle and shape.
pretty toughThe competition's been pretty tough this year has it?
tough measuresNevertheless, some LEAs are adopting tough measures.
tough little‘I thought that tough little Jack Russell would finally get the better of me.’
quite tough‘We may be small but we're quite tough.’
so toughP. sibhorpii , a soft blushed mauve shade, is also tough as are the various coloured forms of cowslip which can even be naturalised in grass.