tough as nails


tough as nails
(as) tough as nails strong and determined.

She is a warm and friendly person, but she is also as tough as nails.


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  • tough as nails — hard/tough/as nails phrase not affected by emotions such as sadness or sympathy Thesaurus: showing no emotions and unaffected by emotionssynonym Main entry: nail * * * (as) tough as nails see ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • as hard/tough as nails — (as) hard/tough as nails of a person : very tough When she s negotiating a contract, she can be as tough as nails. • • • Main Entry: ↑nail …   Useful english dictionary

  • hard/tough as nails — (as) hard/tough as nails of a person : very tough When she s negotiating a contract, she can be as tough as nails. • • • Main Entry: ↑nail …   Useful english dictionary

  • as tough as nails — (as) tough as nails strong and determined. She is a warm and friendly person, but she is also as tough as nails …   New idioms dictionary

  • as tough as nails — (as) tough as nails see ↑nail, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑tough …   Useful english dictionary

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  • tough — [adj1] sturdy, strong brawny, cohesive, conditioned, dense, durable, fibrous, firm, fit, flinty, hard, hard as nails*, hard bitten*, hardened, hardy, healthy, indigestible, inflexible, leathery, lusty, mighty, molded, resilient, resistant, rigid …   New thesaurus

  • tough — tough1 W3S2 [tʌf] adj comparative tougher superlative toughest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(difficult)¦ 2¦(strong person)¦ 3¦(strong material)¦ 4¦(strict/firm)¦ 5¦(violent area)¦ 6 tough!/that s tough! 7 tough luck! …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tough — 1 /tVf/ adjective 1 DIFFICULT difficult to do or deal with, and needing a lot of effort and determination: Life as a single mother can be tough and depressing. | a tough decision | The reporters were asking a lot of tough questions. 2 STRONG… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • tough — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. strong, firm; stiff, resilient; vigorous, robust, hardy; stubborn, intractable; violent, severe; unyielding, hardened, incorrigible; informal, vicious, rowdy, unruly, difficult, troublesome. See… …   English dictionary for students