be tough on

Definition of be tough on

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

Word by Word Definitions

tough play
  1. : difficult to accomplish, resolve, endure, or deal with

  2. : capable of enduring strain, hardship, or severe labor

  3. : unruly, rowdyish

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

  1. : a tough and violent person : rowdy

  1. : to bear unflinchingly : endure


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