(as) tough as old boots

idiom

British, informal
: very tough
This steak is as tough as old boots.
Don't worry about her—she's as tough as old boots.

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Recent Examples on the Web The emperor, mild of manner, was tough as old boots. Town & Country, 14 Nov. 2022 The emperor, mild of manner, was tough as old boots. Town & Country, 14 Nov. 2022

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“(as) tough as old boots.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%28as%29%20tough%20as%20old%20boots. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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