be tough on

Definition of be tough on

  1. :  causing stress or worry to (someone) This year has been tough on our family.

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

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