(as) tough as old boots

Definition of (as) tough as old boots

British, informal

  1. :  very tough <This steak is as tough as old boots.> <Don't worry about her—she's as tough as old boots.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  strong or firm in texture but flexible and not brittle

    :  not easily chewed

    :  glutinous, sticky

  1. :  in a tough manner (see 1tough)

  1. :  a tough and violent person :  rowdy

  1. :  to bear unflinchingly :  endure

  1. :  dating from the remote past :  ancient

    :  persisting from an earlier time

    :  of long standing

  1. :  a servant who shines shoes especially in a hotel

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the art of making engravings on wood

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