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tuh fee

  • n  an aggressive and violent young criminal
  • n  a particularly difficult or baffling question or problem

  • Gong Li is a toughie.
  • In one strip, a punch-permed toughie glares into the eyes of another and calls him -- gasp! -- a "stupid octopus.
  • His latest mop-up job is a toughie.

  • Lou Piniella in Chicago Daily Herald
    The trip to Atlanta is a little bit of a toughie,Piniella said. "We obviously would have preferred to have the day off and just fly to Detroit and play three games there. What can you do?"
  • Mile Jedinak in Sydney Morning Herald
    I've played against him [Juninho] a couple of times now and it's a great honour,Jedinak said yesterday. "But if Juninho was asking for a run at our club, well : It's a toughie, but I think you've got to stick with your mates who have taken...
  • Wasim Akram in
    But Wasim said he couldn't pick a winner for the three match series: "This has been the most [frequently] asked question but it's a toughie. Pakistan in Pakistan are strong and England has been progressing well, so the team which proves mentally...

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