Definition of talk tough
- When the subject is national security, all the candidates talk tough.
- The new mayor talks tough on crime.
: to express or exchange ideas by means of spoken words
: to convey information or communicate in any way (as with signs or sounds)
: to use speech : speak
: the act or an instance of talking : speech
: a way of speaking : language
: pointless or fruitless discussion : verbiage
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